Subject: Re: kern/21060: ufs looks like it's mighty hosed
To: Geoff Wing <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/2003 12:53:37
On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 12:42:42PM +1000, Geoff Wing wrote:
| Luke Mewburn <email@example.com> typed:
| :On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 01:39:00AM +0000, Geoff Wing wrote:
| : | I had this happen to me too. Killed half my /lib files (including libc),
| : | /sbin/init, etc. and AFAIK there was no way for me to specify a different
| : | init (like /rescue/init) through the bootstrap (on i386).
| :Did you try "boot -a" ?
| Nope. I had another i386 system there and looked in init(8) & boot(8)
| but didn't see anything indicating that "init" could be specified. More
| specifically, searching for "init" in boot(8) found nothing.
Ok, so the documentation (boot(8)) is out of date. Mea culpa.
If you look at doc/CHANGES:
boot(8): allow path to init(8) to be entered when booting with
RB_ASKNAME ("boot -a"). [lukem 20020823]
(It appears that not all ports use "-a" to set RB_ASKNAME; if you use
the appropriate option to do that then the MI code in the kernel
should ask you for the path to init after the root device & dump device).