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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	de-
     signed 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 examples
     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 in-
     cluded 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 set-
				  ting 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 de-
				  lay.

     The environment variables that effect its behavior	are:

	   loader_logo
		     Selects the desired logo in the beastie boot menu.	Possi-
		     ble 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	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 EN-
		     TER 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				January	6, 2016				   BSD

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