Subject: DECstation 5000/200 netbooting problem...
To: None <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 06/20/2000 14:07:42
I haven't yet whipped up a debuggifying /sbin/init yet, but on my
DECstation 5000/200 I don't go straight to multi-user mode. Before rc
is run, I get the prompt asking for a shell, for single-user mode. It's
like init is seeing a "-s" flag from the boot loader or something.

I'm netbooting using the vanilla "boot foo/tftp" command, and everything
seems to work fine as far as that goes. Once I'm in single user mode,
I can exit out and have it enter multi-user mode automatically, as

Does anyone have any obvious answer for me, or shall I commence spelunking
in a day or three when I get a chance?

FWIW, this is with -current from a week or two ago, but I observed the
same behaviour with the December 1999 snapshot from

Mason Loring Bliss             (( "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams  )) build  their nest  with fragments  dropped ((  from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore