Extending cdboot with options "Press any key to boot from
sdrhodus at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 12:17:09 PDT 2004
On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:55:27 -0400, John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 19 August 2004 11:05 am, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On 2004-08-19 17:57, Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 04:25:03PM +0200, Andreas Kohn wrote:
> > > > I like this idea very much.
> > > >
> > > > One small question: would it make sense to change the message to
> > > > something which tells the user *what* will boot if he pressed a key?
> > >
> > > Aren't you supposed to already know which CD you have inserted? ;)
> > FWIW, I also like the idea of something like:
> > Press any key to boot FreeBSD from CDROM...
> > Of course you're supposed to know, and you can certainly stop the
> > installer even after the system has booted into it, but it's not a bad
> > idea and it will help keeping away the confusion of users who think that
> > this is some clever Windows-only trick, right?
> cdboot is also used by at least DragonFly and OpenBSD (probably FreesBIE and
> others as well), so I'd be very reluctant to add any FreeBSD specific bits
> that would force other projects to maintain local diffs.
Just drop the Free off and "... to boot BSD from CDROM"
Steven David Rhodus
<drhodus at machdep.com>
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