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Date:      Thu, 17 May 2007 14:25:15 +0200
From:      David Landgren <>
To:        Pieter de Goeje <>
Cc:        Sam Lawrance <>,
Subject:   Re: Skipping "F1 FreeBSD" prompt on boot
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Pieter de Goeje wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 May 2007, Sam Lawrance wrote:
>> On 14/05/2007, at 10:41 AM, Pieter de Goeje wrote:
>>> On Sunday 13 May 2007, David Landgren wrote:
>>>> Sam Lawrance wrote:
>>>>> On 13/05/2007, at 6:15 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:


>>>> the drive, and likely to remain that way until the disk dies of
>>>> mechanical failure. I just don't need that prompt, especially the
>>>> annoying beep it makes.
>>> The beep was removed since May 2006 (6.2-RELEASE, 6-STABLE, HEAD).
>>> A simple
>>> #boot0cfg -B /dev/adX
>>> should get rid of it.
>> I thought I remembered that!  Wasn't it removed to reclaim a couple
>> extra bytes? :-)
> Quote from the commit log:
> "Restore the pre-5.x behavior of only beeping if the user makes a bad
> selection and not always beeping on startup.  The two bytes for the extra
> 'jmp' instruction were obtained by removing recognition of BSD/OS
> partitions."
> Cheers,
> Pieter de Goeje


ok, for extra bonus points, what/where is the code that makes the two 
annoying BEEPs on shutdown? If I could compile that out, my life would 
be complete :)


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