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Old 6th May 2010
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Default F1 F2 option on boot

Hello, have suddenly got this option on boot with my server,

F1 FreeBSD
F2 FreeBSD

Only have one install of freebsd on server.

Know this something to do with boot loader but as it stops booting until selection is made this is not good for remote server.

How can remove the second option or set so it will auto boot F1?

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The boot manager has a countdown (5 seconds by default) so it'll continue loading your last selection (i.e. your server) after that.

Anyway you can remove it using # fdisk -B device, if I'm not mistaken.
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The boot manager has a countdown (5 seconds by default) so it'll continue loading your last selection (i.e. your server) after that.

Anyway you can remove it using # fdisk -B device, if I'm not mistaken.
That is the issue is not continuing to load?
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I don't quite understand what you're saying.

The fdisk command I gave you should remove the manager altogether.

# boot0cfg -t 55 -o noupdate ad0.
-t 55 will give you an approximately 3 seconds delay, and noupdate will make the MBR read-only so that everytime it'll boot the current system so make sure you execute that command when logged in the system, not from a live cd or something.
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I don't quite understand what you're saying.

The fdisk command I gave you should remove the manager altogether.

# boot0cfg -t 55 -o noupdate ad0.
-t 55 will give you an approximately 3 seconds delay, and noupdate will make the MBR read-only so that everytime it'll boot the current system so make sure you execute that command when logged in the system, not from a live cd or something.
Sorry i meant that currently without your suggestion it does not auto boot and requires manually intervention by pressing F1 to boot system

My root is mount on /dev/aacd0s1a so i would do

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boot0cfg -t 55 -o noupdate aacd0s1a -t 55
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Code:
boot0cfg -t 55 -o noupdate aacd0s1 -t 55
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Reread my post. You must use the *device*, i.e. no slice number or partition. And remove the second -t 55 too.
But why don't you use fdisk? You only have one system, so you don't need any boot manager.
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