A question about modifying autoboot delay time

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 12:17:25 UTC 2016

Le 20/07/2016 05:09, Nan Xiao a écrit :
> 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
> autoboot_delay="60"
> 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?

Hmm, I can reproduce the same problem (on my machine) with less seconds, 
also happens here with a delay of 30.

I think the loader was designed to have 10 as value to show at maximum?


David Demelier

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