turn on beastie beside the 'Welcome to FreeBSD' boot optionsmenu
jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Aug 25 13:39:11 UTC 2008
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 02:45:17PM +0200, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Kevin Monceaux wrote:
> > Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > > How would you like this one?
> > >
> > > http://www.secnetix.de/olli/FreeBSD/vloader/screenshot5.png
> > >
> > > (It's work in progress. See the latest FreeBSD Quarterly Status
> > > Report.)
> > When I recently came across info on the graphical boot loader project I
> > secretly hoped that either the project would fail, or that at least the
> > graphical boot loader would be optional.
> It will be optional. Note that we will also still support
> serial console.
> > But, after seeing the above screenshot I think I might be able to get used
> > to the boot loader pictured in that screenshot. The screenshot I came
> > across with I first discovered the project recently:
> > http://www.secnetix.de/olli/FreeBSD/vloader/screenshot.png
> > looks nice, but is just a bit too modern for my tastes.
> You will be able to supply your own picture if you like.
> I also expect that some people will create various kinds
> of artwork (in the ports collection or elsewhere), so
> there will be quite a few "themes" to choose frome.
> And if you still don't like it, a switch in loader.conf
> will bring the old text menu back.
> Well, at least that's the plan. :-)
Sounds great to me.
Any prognosis info?
> Best regards
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