Extending cdboot with options "Press any key to boot from CD" prompt

Sergey Mokryshev mokr at mokr.net
Fri Aug 20 03:56:15 PDT 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Maxim Sobolev wrote:

> Hi,
> Please review/comment on attached patch, which extends cdboot with "Press any 
> key to boot from CD" prompt inspired by Windows installation CDs. IMHO this 
> feature is quite useful for installation CDs, and probably for other 
> interactive one-shot CDs, to prevent machine from booting off CD again after 
> work is complete. If there is no objections, I'd like to request repo copy 
> from cdboot.s into cdboot.S and then commit this change. My plan is to keep 
> this feature turned off by default, and provide make(1) knob to turn it one 
> if necessary.
> Thanks!
> -Maxim

Windows 2000 and later checks for an active partition on HDD first, and 
display this message if none found.

Is it hard to implement?

Sergey Mokryshev.
Sergey S. Mokryshev <mokr at mokr.net>

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