A question about modifying autoboot delay time

Nan Xiao nan at chinadtrace.org
Wed Jul 20 04:06:10 UTC 2016

Hi all,

My FreeBSD is running on VMware virtual machine. I modify /boot/loader.conf file
to prolong autoboot delay time:

# cat /boot/loader.conf

After rebooting, I find the prompt is still default value (10s), and the screen looks
like hung (The image is here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NanXiao/FreeBSD-101-Hacks/master/images/boot_kernel.JPG). 
But the actual delay time seems taking effect, about passing one minute, the system boots up.

Is it a bug of running FreeBSD on VMware virtual machine? Could anyone help to explain it?

Thanks very much in advance!

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