Why all the fancy ASCII art in the boot loader?
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Sat Feb 28 02:31:46 UTC 2015
On Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:50:57 +0000
opendaddy at hushmail.com wrote:
> On 22. februar 2015 at 4:43 PM, "Polytropon" <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> >On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:44:22 +0000, opendaddy at hushmail.com wrote:
> >> Hello!
> >> Why all the fancy ASCII art in the boot loader? Every time I boot
> >> I'm distracted by it. Feels like I'm reading an 80s e-zine.
> >It's easy to switch those off, and even the delay (mostly
> >unneccessary). Add those to /boot/loader.conf:
> > autoboot_delay="1"
> > beastie_disable="YES"
> >You still have the option to interrupt booting at this
> >early stage.
> >> Can't we be more like OpenBSD and keep things simple?
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle
> >FreeBSD's configuration mechanism for the boot loader
> >easily allows that. :-)
> That is all good, however, why does this stuff have to be there in
> the first place? Just seems a bit unprofessional that's all.
yeah, the killer argument ...
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