DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-09
Re: How to disable the boot0 menu?
Thomas Schlesinger wrote:
I've installed only DFly on my notebook as the onliest OS, so I have no need
for the boot0 menu.
I've tried to minimize the time it's appearing by doing a "boot0cfg -s 1 -t 1
ad0" (-t 0 didn't work). -t is the number of ticks and there should be circa
18.2 ticks per second, according to the handbook, but with -t 1 the boot0
menu appears longer.
I there a way to disable the appearance of the boot0 menu completely?
So basically, you want to get rid of BootEasy (the boot manager that
prompts you for an OS), right?
I may have done this before on DragonFlyBSD, or maybe I'm thinking of
FreeBSD. Honestly, I can't say for sure I did it under DrgaonFlyBSD but
I might have. I just can't remember since all these BSD's are starting
to become one in my head.
Anyway, I can say for sure that I have done it in FreeBSD but it was a
loooong time ago. Here's a link to the information that I used to do it
If I remember correctly, I used boot1 instead of boot0 on the MBR.
I don't know if this will work with DragonFlyBSD. Maybe someone can
chime in with more in-depth knowledge of DragonFlyBSD's bootloader and
let us know if this won't hose the boot-up process.
Good luck, and remember this could make your system not boot. Don't
shoot me if it screws up. ;)