Graphic boot loader?

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Mar 18 15:10:37 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
 > Igor_Z wrote:
 > > Does anybody know something about graphic boot loader?
 > > I mean how to make this?
 > > I know that some guy is did it, but how? That is the question!  =)
 > This is currently "in development", as I understand it.  The individual
 > working on it is Oliver Fromme <olli at>.

I'm sorry for the late reply, I'm currently swamped with
work (not FreeBSD-related).

It's true I'm working on the graphics support for the
boot loader.  Development is done in the P4 repository
first.  As soon as I have something for public test,
I will post an RFT to the -current list.  I plan to
provide a .tar.gz that can simply be dropped in /boot,
so everyone can participate in the test easily.  It
should work with both 8-current and 7-stable.

I'm only asking for a little bit of patience, because
my free time for working on this is currently very

Best regards

Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M.
Handelsregister: Registergericht Muenchen, HRA 74606,  Geschäftsfuehrung:
secnetix Verwaltungsgesellsch. mbH, Handelsregister: Registergericht Mün-
chen, HRB 125758,  Geschäftsführer: Maik Bachmann, Olaf Erb, Ralf Gebhart

FreeBSD-Dienstleistungen, -Produkte und mehr:

"What is this talk of 'release'?  We do not make software 'releases'.
Our software 'escapes', leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality
assurance people in its wake."

More information about the freebsd-hackers mailing list