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Date:      Sat, 12 May 2007 11:59:44 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        David Landgren <david@landgren.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Skipping "F1 FreeBSD" prompt on boot
Message-ID:  <46459E20.5060108@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <46458C63.8040600@landgren.net>
References:  <46458C63.8040600@landgren.net>

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David Landgren wrote:

> 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.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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