Subject: Re: boot problem
To: Robert Manna <>
From: Linc Fessenden <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/27/2002 19:20:10
On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, Robert Manna wrote:

> Hi,
> I have installed netBSD on my Alphastation 200 4/166.  However under the srm
> console when I do a boot command to the hardrive where I installed BSD to I
> get the following message.
> "Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for sh:"
> If I hit return I get the next message.
> "We recommend creating a non root account and using su(1) for root access."
> Followed by a command prompt denoted by the # sign.  I suspect that the
> problem is in my boot command, do I need to attach some other flags to it?
> Can anybody help me out.  I realize that this is probably a simple problem,
> but I'm only a beginner.
> Thanks,
> Robert

I believe you need to:
set boot_osflags 0
set boot_osflags a

I can't really check for you without taking my machine down though.  Can
someone confirm?

-Linc Fessenden

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