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BEASTIE.4TH(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    BEASTIE.4TH(8)

NAME
beastie.4th -- FreeBSD ASCII art boot module DESCRIPTION
The file that goes by the name of beastie.4th is a set of commands designed to draw the ASCII art FreeBSD mascot -- known simply as beastie -- to the right of the boot loader menu. The commands of beastie.4th by themselves are not enough for most uses. Please refer to the exam- ples below for the most common situations, and to loader(8) for additional commands. Before using any of the commands provided in beastie.4th, it must be included through the command: include beastie.4th This line is present in the default /boot/loader.rc file, so it is not needed (and should not be re-issued) in a normal setup. The commands provided by it are: draw-beastie Draws the FreeBSD logo. The logo that is drawn is configured by setting the loader_logo variable in loader.conf(5) to one of ``beastie'', ``beastiebw'', ``fbsdbw'', ``orb'', and ``orbbw'' (the default). The position of the logo can be configured by setting the loader_logo_x and loader_logo_y variables in loader.conf(5). The default values are 46 (x) and 4 (y). clear-beastie Clears the screen of beastie. beastie-start Initializes the interactive boot loader menu. The loader_delay variable can be configured in loader.conf(5) to the number of seconds you would like to delay loading the boot menu. During the delay the user can press Ctrl-C to fall back to autoboot or ENTER to proceed. The default behavior is to not delay. The environment variables that effect its behavior are: loader_logo Selects the desired logo in the beastie boot menu. Possible values are: ``fbsdbw'', ``beastie'', ``beastiebw'', ``orb'', ``orbbw'' (default), and ``none''. loader_logo_x Sets the desired column position of the logo. Default is 46. loader_logo_y Sets the desired row position of the logo. Default is 4. beastie_disable If set to ``YES'', the beastie boot menu will be skipped. The beastie boot menu is always skipped if booting UEFI or running non-x86 hardware. loader_delay If set to a number higher than zero, introduces a delay before starting the beastie boot menu. During the delay the user can press either Ctrl-C to skip the menu or ENTER to proceed to the menu. The default is to not delay when loading the menu. FILES
/boot/loader The loader(8). /boot/beastie.4th beastie.4th itself. /boot/loader.rc loader(8) bootstrapping script. EXAMPLES
Standard i386 /boot/loader.rc: include /boot/beastie.4th beastie-start Set a different logo in loader.conf(5): loader_logo="beastie" SEE ALSO
loader.conf(5), loader(8), loader.4th(8) HISTORY
The beastie.4th set of commands first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1. AUTHORS
The beastie.4th set of commands was written by Scott Long <scottl@FreeBSD.org>, Aleksander Fafula <alex@fafula.com> and Devin Teske <dteske@FreeBSD.org>. BSD
April 27, 2014 BSD

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BRAND.4TH(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      BRAND.4TH(8)

NAME
brand.4th -- FreeBSD ASCII art boot module DESCRIPTION
The file that goes by the name of brand.4th is a set of commands designed to draw the ASCII art BSD brand above the boot loader menu. The commands of brand.4th by themselves are not enough for most uses. Please refer to the examples below for the most common situations, and to loader(8) for additional commands. Before using any of the commands provided in brand.4th, it must be included through the command: include brand.4th This line is present in the default /boot/menu.rc file, so it is not needed (and should not be re-issued) in a normal setup. The commands provided by it are: draw-brand Draws the BSD brand. The brand that is drawn is configured by setting the loader_brand variable in loader.conf(5) to one of ``fbsd'' (the default) or ``none''. The position of the logo can be configured by setting the loader_brand_x and loader_brand_y variables in loader.conf(5). The default values are 2 (x) and 1 (y). The environment variables that effect its behavior are: loader_brand Selects the desired brand in the beastie boot menu. Possible values are: ``fbsd'' (default) or ``none''. loader_brand_x Sets the desired column position of the brand. Default is 2. loader_brand_y Sets the desired row position of the brand. Default is 1. FILES
/boot/loader The loader(8). /boot/brand.4th brand.4th itself. /boot/loader.rc loader(8) bootstrapping script. EXAMPLES
Set FreeBSD brand in loader.conf(5): loader_brand="fbsd" SEE ALSO
loader.conf(5), loader(8) HISTORY
The brand.4th set of commands first appeared in FreeBSD 9.0. AUTHORS
The brand.4th set of commands was written by Devin Teske <dteske@FreeBSD.org>. BSD
May 18, 2011 BSD
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