Subject: Re: port-next68k
To: Darrin B. Jewell <>
From: Timothy J Luoma <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 07/06/1998 22:38:23
	Author: (Darrin B. Jewell)
	Date:	06 Jul 1998 22:13:18 -0400
	ID:	<>

> Ah.  Some of the nexts display that animation on standard
> boot, but still let you drop into the text mode if you send
> the NMI interrupt "command command ~" is the sequence on my
> keyboard.

You should set Verbose booting (which you can set with the 'p' command at  
the NeXT> prompt.  It is much more helpful than the GUI booting.

> Then use "ben()netbsd" at the "NeXT>" prompt
> to net boot it and also see the text messages.

You can also set the boot command to 'en()netbsd' using the same 'p' command  
(p = preferences).

> Unfortunately, this requires a keyboard.

Just once.... You can set all this and it will be saved with the CMOS  
battery (or whatever they call it).

Once you have the preferences set, you can remove the keyboard again.