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Remember those days, when you could see nice ASCII-style Beastie when your FreeBSD start up? I remember that when i used to work with FreeBSD 5.3. With new major releases, such as 6 and 7, the default logo is an ASCII word 'FreeBSD'.

If you look into /boot/beastie.4th you will see that all available logos are defined here.

The acceptable logos are:

  • fbsdbw
  • beastie
  • beastiebw
  • none

So if you want to change the default logo, just put the following line in you /boot/loader.conf (I have chosen 'beastiebw')


Hint: you can modify an existing logo (or add a new one) to /boot/beastie.4th to have your own logo to be shown by the loader.

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