Subject: port-i386/17865: i386 boot-blocks hate function keys
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/06/2002 22:49:29
>Number:         17865
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       i386 boot-blocks hate function keys
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 06 19:50:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     TheMan
>Release:        1.6E as of 20020731 (boot-blocks built Wed May 22 04:02:45 EDT 2002)
System: NetBSD this 1.6E NetBSD 1.6E (THAT) #106: Fri Aug  2 16:02:12 EDT 2002     andrew@this:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/THAT i386


i reboot my machine and mistakenly get involved in a conversation, so
when i actually get around to pressing f3 (to select netbsd from
mbr_bootsel), it's too late.  the boot-blocks are already counting
down to boot time. that i have pressed f3, the
boot-blocks seem no longer to be accepting any keypress to abort the
countdown.  sorta sucks when you're trying to boot an alternate kernel
to test some stuff.


see above.


ask perry.