Subject: Re: autobooting 1.3
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/09/1998 08:26:38
> to get autoboot, you set the variable auto_action
> set auto_action restart

There are three choices for auto_action

	halt		always halts at SRM prompt
	boot		always boots the OS
	restart		always boots the OS

There is presumably some difference between boot and restart,
but I haven't found it.

> PS: to get to the console again, you have to type  ^c in the right
> moment, around the time the bootmessages appear. with mine, a 233MHZ
> one, I alway have to have some tries.

Be sure to run the SRM allow_ctrlc command while you still have the
SRM prompt, or this may not work and you'll have to unplug the
drive to prevent booting.  (a hassle if you're booting from the internal
drive)  And yeah, the time window that the control-c is effective is
annoyingly small.