Subject: port-pmax/4917: Mention "n" argument in boot(8)
To: None <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/30/1998 11:00:26
>Number:         4917
>Category:       port-pmax
>Synopsis:       "n" argument is not mentioned in boot(8)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 30 10:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Chris Jones
Chris Jones                          
           Mad scientist in training...
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>1.3
System: NetBSD 1.3 NetBSD 1.3 (PMAX) #0: Wed Jan 28 15:23:19 MST 1998 pmax

The boot(8) man page mentions several possible arguments to the PROM boot
command, and it's actually quite useful.  However, it would be truly
wonderful if it would also mention the "n" argument, which causes the
kernel to prompt the user for locations of root, swap, and dump.
See above.