Customizing NetBSD boot banners

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2022-05-13 07:30:04

I recently discovered that it’s surprisingly easy to customize the NetBSD boot loader banner, simply by adding some directives in the boot.cfg configuration file.

Back in 2014, I published some NetBSD ASCII logos to be used as motd or as /etc/issue, but they are higher than 12 lines so using them would either require raising the allowed lines limit (likely not a good idea), or resizing them. I then remembered I had requested some Amiga style logos for Linux and *BSD, which were released by h7 in Break’s second artpack in 2013.

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