Subject: Re: (Another) stupid question
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/30/1996 10:57:09
> From: Scott Ellis <>
> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 22:27:56 (-0800)

> Is there some simple way to reboot with a kernel other than /netbsd (or
> more precisely, one other than what ufsboot wants to load)?  I'm used
> to doing something akin to "cat ./newbsd >/dev/reload" to try out new
> kernels, but I can't find any reference to a similar device on the Sun3
> port.
> Short of a /dev/reload sort of interface, what's a good way to test
> new kernels w/o sacrificing the integrity (read bootability) of
> a system?
>     Scott

If you have a copy of the SunOS "reboot" command around, try:

	reboot 'sd()netbsd.test -das'

for example.  The SunOS-compatibility reboot call accepts a
string that the PROM will save and use for the next boot.

Someday, we should allow that in the NetBSD reboot call...