Boot menu timeout… adjustable?



  • I am running pfSense in a virtual machine on my primary PC, so the host is booted before the VM is. I always let the boot menu time out and use the default option. Since I have to wait till pfSense is fully operational in the VM before I can access the internet, I would like to be able to disable the initial menu and always go to the default option without waiting, or failing that, shorten the timeout to two seconds, with perhaps a "hit any key" feature to keep it from proceeding automatically. Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks.



  • @Slartibartfast:

    I am running pfSense in a virtual machine on my primary PC, so the host is booted before the VM is. I always let the boot menu time out and use the default option. Since I have to wait till pfSense is fully operational in the VM before I can access the internet, I would like to be able to disable the initial menu and always go to the default option without waiting, or failing that, shorten the timeout to two seconds, with perhaps a "hit any key" feature to keep it from proceeding automatically. Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks.

    in /boot/loader.conf set autoboot_delay=2

    Think you can also set it in loader.conf.local (but not certain).


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    I do the same thing, never worried about it too much - its only a few seconds.  But I keep meaning to try this out since this is a few seconds delay as well

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Remove_F1_Boot_Prompt

    Maybe your interested in that as well?


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