Subject: Re: The Nboot: prompt?
To: Kevin McQuiggin <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/07/1996 18:23:14
On April 7, you wrote:
> A dumb question. When I reboot the machine and get the Nboot: /netbsd
> prompt, how can I override the boot at this point? Typing anything
> such as -s etc has no effect. Under FreeBSD you can enter stuff at
> the prompt and override the default behaviour.

  At the ROM bootstrap prompt (>>>) you can give the boot command (b)
several flags.  Examples:

>>> b/1		prompt for root device
>>> b/2		boot into single-user mode
>>> b/3		prompt for root device AND go into single-user mode

  If you're not getting to the ">>>" prompt upon powerup, flip the
toggle switch on the back of your processor and reset.

                          Good luck,
                           -Dave McGuire