A question about modifying autoboot delay time

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Jul 20 12:31:30 UTC 2016

On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:09:33 +0800, Nan Xiao wrote:
> 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?

Did you try the "simplified" boot screen? In /boot/loader.conf,
define the following:


Maybe it's just a "display thing" error related to the menu screen...

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