Subject: Re: How to prevent autoboot?
To: David Seifert <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/12/1998 07:18:31
David Seifert wrote
> On the Multia/UDB, once one has set the autoboot variables in SRM to
> autoboot NetBSD from a harddrive, how does one get back to a SRM prompt?
> I've looked through the documentation (perhaps I'm missing some?)
> and tried banging on ^C and such during boot, but no joy.
> I want to install 1.3 on a different drive, leaving 1.2 in place
> "just in case", and then tell SRM to boot from the other drive.
> The only way I've found is to make the boot disk inaccessable
> (unplug it from SCSI bus, power it down, etc.) which is a pretty
> ugly workaround, especially if it is booting from the internal drive.
> There must be a better way?

Issue the "halt"  command  from NetBSD which  will bring
you back to the SRM prompt.

cheerio  Berndt
Name	: Berndt Josef Wulf
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