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Re: Halt in boot menu

On Sat, 28 Jul 2012, John Klos wrote:

The halt command in the boot menu on VAXen doesn't really halt - wouldn't halt more likely drop one into the boot ROM prompt? It reboots using the default boot device. Sounds like a reboot command to me.

Would anyone mind if I changed this?

  Change it to say reboot, or change it so it actually halts?

  Some models require special setup for the "console program mailbox"
to indicate whether the halt instruction will halt or reboot.  The
halt routine in /boot just executes the halt instruction without doing
any of the setup required to tell the console to actually halt.

Michael L. Hitch                        mhitch%montana.edu@localhost
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University        Bozeman, MT     USA

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