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Configuring the system to auto-boot quickly with few boot messages.
Keywords
openserver v5 5.0.4 504 boot messages defbootstr quiet /etc/default/boot quick fast reduce remove prevent configure configuring configuration auto-boot 505 5.0.5 osr osr5 openserver5 506 5.0.6 507 5.0.7
Release
          SCO OpenServer Enterprise System Release 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7 
          SCO OpenServer Host System Release 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7 
          SCO OpenServer Desktop System Release 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7 
Problem
          I want to configure the system to auto-boot as quickly as possible
          into multiuser mode, with as few boot messages and prompts as
          possible.


Solution
          By default, AUTOBOOT=YES is set.  (man boot will state otherwise)

          The TIMEOUT default is 90 seconds.

          However, to speed up the boot process, add the following lines to 
          the end of /etc/default/boot:

              QUIET=YES
              TIMEOUT=1

          and ensure that the entry for "AUTOBOOT" reads:

              AUTOBOOT=YES

          This will take effect at the next system boot.

          It is recommended to have a value of "1" in the TIMEOUT, although 0
          can be used, so that in an emergency you would be able to press
          ENTER to suspend the boot process for any reason.

NOTE:
          The above modifications will prevent all but the copyright message
          from being displayed during system boot.

          They will also cause the system to enter multiuser mode (run
          level 2) without prompting for a single-user login or setting
          the system time.

SEE ALSO:
          The manual page for boot(F)

          http://osr507doc.sco.com/en/man/html.HW/boot.HW.html
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