Subject: booting from an alternate partition?
To: BSD Current Users <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/13/2002 23:49:51
begging pardon, but how, precisely, does one boot from an alternate
partition (-by default!-)?  i386 platform.

We really ought to find somewhere to stash some startup parameters for
the boot program to look at when it boots, so things like reboot -- -s
can work in a MI fashion.

...or have we already percussed this deceased equine?

Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology",
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.