Subject: Re: preventing autoboot, part 3
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/25/1998 18:20:20
> > 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?
> yes, but i forget what it is.
> you might try to 'set auto_action foo', and see what it tells you;
> most SRM variables print informative messages if you try to set them
> to illegal values.   There are three possible values for the
> auto_action variable on all SRMs i can remember.  one's halt, one's
> boot, and the last does what you (and I, usually 8-) want.
> chris

Thanks for the suggestion, the third option is "restart".
The bad news is that restart is acting the same as "boot".

I wonder if there is some additional variable that is involved?