Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
To: Antti Kantee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 10/22/2003 21:04:52
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On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 06:32:15PM +0300, Antti Kantee wrote:
> Did someone change the bootselector to use numbers 1-m instead of F1-Fm?
> I accidentally wiped out my bootselector recently and had to install a
> new one today because I need to boot to The Great OS tomorrow to get some
> important stuff done. I spent a few nice moments cursing my life when the
> good old Fm keys didn't do what I expected, and just blurted out a rather
> ghastly "Error". Lucky me it timed out before I did anything desperate.
I've noticed this too. I think it was done to help support serial=20
consoles, where we might not easily know what key 'F1' is.
However I'd really like the old behavior back. NetBSD has used F1-Fm for=20
YEARS, and F1-Fm are easier to find on the keyboard than 1-m. :-)
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