Beastie Boot Menu

Kevin Downey redchin at
Mon Aug 22 21:16:05 GMT 2005

On 8/22/05, Kevin Oberman <oberman at> wrote:
> > From: Beecher Rintoul <akbeech at>
> > Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:29:52 -0800
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> >
> > I just did a clean install of FreeBSD. I started from a 5.4.iso then cvsupped
> > and upgraded to 7-Current. My problem is that I don't have the beastie boot
> > options menu. The machine seems to have reverted to the old style boot menu.
> > While this is not a major problem, I would really like to have the new boot
> > menu. Does anyone have a suggestion how to do this?
> That seems odd, but, in any case, the beastie menu is called from
> /boot/loader.rc. The last two executable lines should be:
> include /boot/beastie.4th
> beastie.start
> That should do it unless something is wrong with /boot/beastie.4th. You
> might want to make sure that it matches what is in CVS. It should be
> 7007 bytes long and the md5 should be c6c84ce32045f1d9d34a46a78dcda61c.
> I list updated my sources a couple of days ago, do it's possible that
> something has changed since then.
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As I understand it the non-beastie version was made the default.
adding beastie_disable="NO" to /boot/loader.conf may do the trick
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