Subject: DECstation 5000/200 netbooting problem...
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From: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 ftp.netbsd.org.
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