Subject: Re: Specificying kernel at boot
To: None <>
From: Chris Rupnik <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/04/2001 16:38:17
Following up on that, how do you boot from different partitions?
If i was doing an upgrade and needed to boot from the sd0b instead of sd0a,
where does one do that?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Sommerfeld" <>
To: "Matthew Cordes" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Specificying kernel at boot

> > How do I specify which kernel to use at boot.  I understand
> > I need to type "boot myKernel -s", but it is unclear where I
> > type this. While booting on my dec 3000 there is never a pause
> > and prompt for this sort of info (ala lilo/grub).  Any sugestions?
> type ^C (control-C) before it starts loading the kernel to get to the
> SRM prompt, which is ">>>"
> for SRM, you'll actually need to type
> boot -fi myKernel -fl s
> there's reasonable on-line help in SRM (with the "help" command);
> "set" and "show" let you change and view SRM variables.
> - Bill