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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Subject: Re: bell at boot prompt
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:34:23 +0000
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On 2008.01.30 02:42, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> William Hubbs wrote:
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[snip]
> > It is very difficult for a person who is visually impaired to tell
> > when the live cd gets to the boot prompt.  The only way I have 
> > figured out to do this is to listen to my cd rom drive and guess 
> > that I am at the boot prompt when the drive stops spinning.
> > 
> > The way I handle this on my actual machine is, that I have put a ^g
> > in my grub.conf.

> 
> Is there any text that appears before the boot prompt? If it's text 
> we define (such as in boot.msg), we could use the same trick. 
> However, I'm not sure if this is the best way. We (releng, gentoo, me 
> personally...take your pick) really  don't like hacks like that, 
> especially on official media.
> 
[snip]
> -- 
> Andrew Gaffney                                
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
> Gentoo Linux Developer             Catalyst/Installer + x86 release
> coordinator
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> 
> 
> 
Is an echo statement at the end of /etc/conf.d/local.start too 
hackish ?

- -- 
Regards,

Roy Bamford
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
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