Subject: misc/20150: boot.8 lacks exhaustive -a flag description
To: None <>
From: Anthony Mallet <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/01/2003 13:10:12
>Number:         20150
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       boot.8 lacks exhaustive -a flag description
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 01 04:11:00 PST 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6M
System: NetBSD ficus 1.6M NetBSD 1.6M (FICUS) #0: Thu Jan 23 21:04:53 CET 2003 toto@ficus:/home/src/netbsd-obj-current/sys/arch/i386/compile/FICUS i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
The boot man page doesn't mention that the path for /sbin/init is asked
for when booting with -a flag.
The patch below is for man8/man.i386/boot.8. I don't know if it aplies to
other architectures as well.
--- boot.8~	Sat Feb  1 13:00:42 2003
+++ boot.8	Sat Feb  1 13:01:16 2003
@@ -147,8 +147,8 @@
 Options are:
 .Bl -tag -width xxx
 .It Fl a
-Prompt for the location of the root filesystem and the system crash
-dump device.
+Prompt for the location of the root filesystem, the system crash
+dump device and the path name to start up as init.
 .It Fl c
 Bring the system up into the device configuration manager.  From here
 the device locators can be tuned to the hardware; see