Subject: Re: Getting ready to branch for 4.0
To: Jasper Wallace <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/12/2006 20:35:41
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 04:42:21PM +0100, Jasper Wallace wrote:
> There is a third issue with NetBSD on soekris - the soekris comBIOS has
> a buggy implementation of the int 15h func 86h delay call (it just
> returns immediatly), this makes it next to impossible to interupt the
> boot(8) to choose an alternate kernel or to boot single user.

There is a workaround, set the delay to a large value with installboot.
Although it counts down quickly, you do have time to intercept it.


David Laight: