How to hide boot console message.

李周华 at
Thu May 10 14:57:00 UTC 2018

I find in console show a error when boot.

Changing splash image .
expr:division by zero
/etc/rc:ERROR:choice failed 

> On May 10, 2018, at 8:26 PM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:
> 李周华 wrote:
>> Is it possible that the boot message is not displayed when boot ? Only show when some error happen.
>> Most of time there is no boot error occurred, we no need to care the boot message.
>> I try create a file /boot.config with content "-mq"
>> add below lines
>>     verbose_loading="NO"
>>     boot_mute="YES"
>> to file /boot/loader.conf
>> but some network connection message still show , is there a way to hide that ?  thanks
> With the above config if you are still getting boot time network connection messages, then this is a bug. You should file a bug report about this showing the output your getting.
> Can help you with "stopping the boot time messages from showing". But there is no control over showing only errors. The only error at boot time is the system freezing up. You will notice this when it happens. Any other error such as missed spelled options in /etc/rc.conf is not an boot error. They are just ignored and the boot process continues by design.
> If you use a boot time splash screen those "boot time messages" will not show rolling across your master console. A few boot loader messages, including the boot options menu and the timed wait
> countdown prompt, are still displayed at boot time, even with the boot splash screen enabled.
> See handbook for info on how to configure.

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