Subject: RE: boot problem
To: Dave McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Manna <email@example.com>
Date: 07/27/2002 21:07:42
I set the enviroment variable as specified and got the following results:
"/etc/rc.conf is not configured. Multiuser boot aborted.
Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for sh:"
If I hit return I get the same message as before about creating a non-root
account. I presume this means I need to edit my rc.conf file. However none
of the commands work. I can't use vi to edit the file, I cannot even access
the man pages. It simply returns command not found.
From: Dave McGuire [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 8:27 PM
To: Robert Manna
Subject: Re: boot problem
On July 27, Robert Manna wrote:
> I have installed netBSD on my Alphastation 200 4/166. However under the
> console when I do a boot command to the hardrive where I installed BSD to
> 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
> 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
> but I'm only a beginner.
Your system is booting up into single-user mode...sounds like your
"boot_osflags" environment variable (in the machine's SRM monitor) is
set incorrectly. You should be able to fix this problem quickly and
easily this way:
Halt the machine to get to a ">>>" prompt...this is the SRM prompt.
>>> setenv boot_osflags a
Then upon resetting the machine (you can type "init" at the SRM prompt
to reset the machine) it should come up in multi-user mode.
Dave McGuire "Needing a calculator indicates that
St. Petersburg, FL your .emacs file is incomplete." -Joshua