Subject: Re: preventing autoboot, part 3
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/23/1998 20:34:49
If auto_action is set to boot, the machine always boots multiuser.
If auto_action is set to halt, the machine always halts at the SRM prompt.

I would like it to:

	Boot multiuser upon powerup.
	Boot multiuser after the "reboot" command.
	Halt at the SRM prompt after the "halt" or "shutdown -h" commands.

Is there a way to achive this?


> set auto_action to halt

> >More details, after unplugging the disk:
> >
> >auto_action  BOOT
> >console_mode boot
> >pal VMS PALcode X5.48-57, OSF PALcode X1.35-39
> >qsnvr_version V1.0
> >version BL5 V3.7-628 Apr 25 1995 15:14:12
> >
> >It turns out there is a "allow_ctrlc" command, and
> >after running it, I can halt the reboot by hitting
> >^C at just the right nanosecond.
> >
> >Still, it would be nice if halt really halted the machine.
> >
> >-Dave
> >