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Date:      Sun, 13 May 2007 17:14:42 +1000
From:      Sam Lawrance <boris@brooknet.com.au>
To:        Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Skipping "F1 FreeBSD" prompt on boot
Message-ID:  <86C5378E-69FE-4A9F-9C77-C7970E42481F@brooknet.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <46459E20.5060108@infracaninophile.co.uk>
References:  <46458C63.8040600@landgren.net> <46459E20.5060108@infracaninophile.co.uk>

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On 12/05/2007, at 8:59 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:

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> David Landgren wrote:
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>> I have a disk that has only FreeBSD on it, and so I would like to  
>> skip
>> the initial F1/FreeBSD prompt. boot0cfg -v ad0 says:
>>
>> options=nopacket,update,nosetdrv
>> default_selection=F1 (Slice 1)
>>
>> ... what do I have to do to say JFDI instead of prompting? This is  
>> not
>> the sort of thing I want to fiddle around experimenting, so a little
>> guidance would be most appreciated.
>
> fdisk -B -b /boot/mbr /dev/ad0
>
> You installed the FreeBSD boot sector stuff, which gives you the  
> 'press
> F1'  business.  Replace that with the standard mbr, which just boots
> straight up.
>

Rather than replacing it, you can use boot0cfg to set a really short  
timeout instead; in case you might want that functionality one day.




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