Improving the FreeBSD-9 boot menu

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Jan 20 15:18:58 UTC 2012

On Tue, 20 Sep 2011, Warren Block wrote:

> The patch in PR 160818 makes some clarifications and improvements to the new 
> boot menu.  Obviously this is not for 9.0-RELEASE, just wanting to get it out 
> there so people can look at it.
> Among other things, the patch removes the word "boot" from options that don't 
> actually boot.  The options are lined up, and enabled options are drawn in 
> reverse video when loader_color=1 is set in /boot/loader.conf.

Just reminding people about this now that 9.0 is out.  It makes what I 
feel are genuine usability and readability improvements to the boot 

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