Subject: Re: Reboot Command and Firmware Settings
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/01/1997 23:04:07
"Chris G. Demetriou" <> writes:

> But, in a nutshell, there's nothing that the running kernel does to
> tell the firmware what to boot from, and little that it _can_ do;
> the firmware decides for itself, based on the existing firmware
> environment variables and the previously-booted device/kernel.

Right. And in some sense I think this is the correct behaviour (that
rebooting gives me the same operating system, not that it isn't
possible to control from "user space"). I only wish it would keep the
boot flags also.