A question about modifying autoboot delay time
nan at chinadtrace.org
Thu Jul 21 00:02:34 UTC 2016
Thanks very much for all your answer!
My FreeBSD version is 10.3
After configuring "beastie_disable="YES"", the countdown is normal in terminal screen:
Since I just run it on VMware virtual machine, not have box at hand, I can't verify it on
real machine. Not sure whether it is a bug or not.
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From: Ernie Luzar
Date: 2016-07-20 21:21
CC: Nan Xiao; freebsd-questions
Subject: Re: A question about modifying autoboot delay time
> 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
>> 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...
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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