Subject: Re: DECstation 5000/200 netbooting problem...
To: Mason Loring Bliss <>
From: None <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 06/20/2000 14:18:57
you need a "-a" flag.  


On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:

> 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
> expected.
> 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