Subject: How to boot single-user?
To: #List Alpha <>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/19/2001 19:40:59
OK, it's been a real long time since I've had to boot my Alpha, and I've
forgotten the magic incantations!

It's a PC164 box.  When I boot, it immediately starts running the
loader, with the spinning \-/| stuff.  It never gives me a five-second
countdown during which it could be interrupted.

Of course, I've got my boot flags set to A (I think that's what it is),
but I don't remember how that got set or what it should be set to to
enable me to boot single-user.

(OK, you asked, "Why do you need to boot single-user?"  Because I made
the mistake of installing Jason's new ld.so_elf on my 1.5Z machine, and
now nothing works!  Obviously, I wasn't supposed to install that new
file just yet...)

TIA for any clues you can loan me.

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