any way to stop boot2 from waiting for keypress at system startup

takCoder tak.official at
Tue Jul 2 06:47:14 UTC 2013

Thank you for your quick reply. :)

Unfortunately, no.. the option you are talking about is for limitting or
disabling beastie menu waiting time, and i am using the option you mention
as well..

I wait to disable a feature one step before that.. before even loading
kernel.. i just don't know what exactly its name is.. but it's just at the
beginning of boot2 procedure; it waits for 3 seconds for user input and if
you press any key, it shows you the prompt i mentioned and so on..
if there is no key-press,  the normal process will go on..

Best Regards,

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:05:22 +0430, takCoder wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > i wanna stop boot2 from getting a input string to change default boot
> > point.. is there any way around, other than changing boot2.c source code
> to
> > disable this feature??
> >
> > As you may know, on system-startup, if you press any key, you will see
> the
> > following prompt, waiting for you to enter related string:
> > FreeBSD/x86 boot
> > Default: 0:ad(0,a)
> > boot:
> >
> > I checked it and found out that i can change boot2.c file to disable this
> > section.. but I'd rather find another way.. Would you please let me know
> > whether there are any other ways to do so?
> Without having checked it, but is this what you are searching for?
> In /boot/loader.conf:
>         autoboot_delay="-1"
> From /boot/defaults/loader.conf:
>         Delay in seconds before autobooting,
>         set to -1 if you don't want user to be
>         allowed to interrupt autoboot process and
>         escape to the loader prompt, set to
>         "NO" to disable autobooting
> I'm using autoboot_delay="1" to limit the time which the system
> is waiting before continuing the boot process.
> --
> Polytropon
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