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beastie 5.X boot menu - FreeBSD

The boot menu has changed between 4.x and 5.x releases. I have searched the handbook and can not find any written doentation about the new beastie boot options, what they are and when each one is intended to be used. I see a lot of posts about the beastie figure but nothing about what the options mean. If it's written somewhere can someone point me to it and if not can I get an explanation?...

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    Default beastie 5.X boot menu

    The boot menu has changed between 4.x and 5.x releases. I have
    searched the handbook and can not find any written doentation
    about the new beastie boot options, what they are and when each one
    is intended to be used. I see a lot of posts about the beastie
    figure but nothing about what the options mean. If it's written
    somewhere can someone point me to it and if not can I get an
    explanation?



    Guest

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    Default Re: beastie 5.X boot menu

    <com> writes:
     

    Seriously?

    Well, let's see.

    ACPI: see "man acpi" for a start.
    Safe Mode: configures the system to avoid all possible hardware
    compatibility problems, at a severe cost in performance.
    single user mode: see the Handbook.
    verbose logging: many informational messages will be logged (by the
    kernel) to the console in the process of booting.
    Escape to loader prompt: see "man loader".
    USB keyboard: take your computer to your nearest computer store and
    ask them whether you have a USB keyboard or not.

    Generally, "default" will be the right answer unless you know you need
    something else.

    Good luck.
    Lowell Guest

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    Default Re: beastie 5.X boot menu

    Theres a few ways to disable beastie, and sorry for the top posting:

    Firstly, there was a large discussion about this started by someone
    and it is on marc.theaimsgroup

    http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freebsd-questions&w=2&r=1&s=Stupid+ASCII+loader+prompt+&q= b

    I didn't feel like reading them all again, but the answer to your
    problem IS in one of those.

    The way to disable the beastie loader is:

    in /boot/loader.conf set
    beastie_disable="YES"

    Enjoy,
    Tomas

    On 07 Apr 2005 18:05:11 -0400, Lowell Gilbert
    <ilk.org> wrote: 
    >
    > Seriously?
    >
    > Well, let's see.
    >
    > ACPI: see "man acpi" for a start.
    > Safe Mode: configures the system to avoid all possible hardware
    > compatibility problems, at a severe cost in performance.
    > single user mode: see the Handbook.
    > verbose logging: many informational messages will be logged (by the
    > kernel) to the console in the process of booting.
    > Escape to loader prompt: see "man loader".
    > USB keyboard: take your computer to your nearest computer store and
    > ask them whether you have a USB keyboard or not.
    >
    > Generally, "default" will be the right answer unless you know you need
    > something else.
    >
    > Good luck.
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    > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
    > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "org"
    >[/ref]
    Tomas Guest

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