Subject: Re: "halt" as option on i386 install floppy (sysinst)
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1997 01:56:28
> "halt" is an option in the utility menu.  Maybe for consistancy either
> it should be brought into the initial menu, or "reboot" placed in the
> utility menu.  Realistically, you probably don't need to reboot from
> sysinst - after you've installed the system, you still need to edit
> rc.conf and possibly other files anyway.  Phil?

Practically, I had the desire to halt the machine twice after seeing
the kernel probe output, an having to go to some menu for halt is ... 

BTW, why not just (after issuing the usage instructions) drop into
a shell and let update, install, sysinst be shell-functions? Doing
'halt', 'reboot', whatever wouldn't be a problem then.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>