Pete Slagle freebsd-stable at voidcaptain.com
Fri Mar 10 05:57:31 UTC 2006

>>> loader_color is deprecated.  One should use loader_logo as described
>>> in loader.conf(5) instead.

>> Hmmm.  Contrary to what you say, when I run 'man 5 loader.conf' on my
>> 6.0-RELEASE-p4 box there is no mention whatsoever of loader_logo, and
>> loader_color is recommended.
>> Perhaps this has changed recently?

> man 5 loader.conf | grep -nC 2 logo
> 140-
> 141-       loader_logo (``fbsdbw'')
> 142:                 Selects a desired logo in the beastie boot menu.  Possi-
> 143-                 ble values are: ``fbsdbw'', ``beastiebw'', ``beastie'',
> 144-                 and ``none''.
> uname -a
> FreeBSD infomatic.intranet 6.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE #0:


So, my summation of the situation is that loader_color is the documented 
option for both current released versions of FreeBSD, but it will be 
deprecated and replaced by loader_logo in the upcoming 6.1 release.

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