console message suppression during boot
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Aug 20 20:25:31 PDT 2007
I am trying to create a custom FreeBSD install that suppresses most console
output during the boot.
In fact, the only thing I want to see is my custom menu in the third stage,
the stuff written in Forth.
I added the -q and -m options to /boot.config, and it mostly works, but with
two serious problems:
- it does not suppress the loading output just before and just after the 3rd
stage menu is displayed.
- it suppresses console output even *after* the boot, which I don't want.
For example, when I boot and third stage loader runs, I see this:
[output showing loader code being loaded, a spinner, and some notes about the
My Custom Menu
and so on
[output show chosen slice and kernel being booted]
I want to suppress the stuff in 's, but still show the menu.
Also, when I run a shutdown, I don't see any console output, which makes it
hard to tell when the system has halted.
Any help appreciated.
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| low--And even the English, perchance their
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