A question about modifying autoboot delay time

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 13:21:06 UTC 2016

Polytropon wrote:
> 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:
> 	autoboot_delay="60"
> 	beastie_disable="YES"
> Maybe it's just a "display thing" error related to the menu screen...

You did not state what version of Freebsd your running. If your running 
any of the available 11.0 systems then the problem may be with the 
default vt console driver. You can code boot loader to use sc driver 
instead to see if problem is still there.

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