Default Boot Option
Currently when booting my PC running pfSense I have to have a keyboard attached and press F1 to get to the main pfSense boot menu. I get two other options F5 and one for PXE boot, I'm assuming this is the boot loader that pfsense uses.
How can I change this so that it will always default to booting pfSense without any user input?
I assume you are running Nano?
Normally it should auto boot the active slice after a few seconds.
Actually I installed via the Live CD/Installer (i.e. pfSense-2.1.4-RELEASE-arch.iso.gz).
The menu loads and then every few seconds a hash will be appended to the last line.
Ah, sorry I misinterpreted your original description.
It should still auto-boot F1. Hmm.
Have you checked the boot troubleshooting page?
It seems to be the BTX boot manager that is sticking… on the display all I get is:
I had a look at the /boot/loader.conf file and tried changing the boot delay to -1 which I believe should make BTX load pfsense straigh away however it has made no difference.
Looking at the troubleshooting guide I would try one of the other recommended boot managers but being a bit of BSD/UNIX newbie I can't figure out where to start with installing it! Any advice?
Using an alternative bootloader is really only necessary in a tiny proportion of hardware and usually it would be for systems that don't boot at all.
What hardware are you using?