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Re: automatic booting with aboot

On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Othmar Pasteka wrote:

> hi,
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 11:03:56AM -0400, David Huggins-Daines wrote:
> > It should be in the most recent version.  But we really need a FAQ
> > list, because this is a FAQ :)
> > >From the SRM prompt, enter:
> > >>> set boot_osflags 0
> > >>> set auto_action boot
> well this IS NOT in the srm howto or i am really BLIND (maybe
> that's why my nick is BlindMan? 8) ...

>From the SRM HOWTO at:
(this is where the 'official' copy is kept)

4.6 Booting Linux 

With the SRM firmware and aboot installed, Linux is generally booted with
a command of the form: 

     boot devicename -fi filename -fl flags 

The filename and flags arguments are optional. If they are not specified,
SRM uses the default values stored in environment variables BOOTDEF_DEV ,
BOOT_OSFILE and BOOT_OSFLAGS. The syntax and meaning of these two
arguments is described in more detail below. To list the current values of
variables type show boot* at the SRM command prompt. This will also show a
boot_dev variable (among others), this variable is read only and needs to
changed via the bootdef_dev variable. 

Nothing about auto_action, I'll add that into the next rev.


> ok, i just grepped the SRM howto for auto_action adn boot_osflags
> but no match was found. i grepped the version which is accompined
> with aboot (well the hwoto accompined with aboot's source is more
> up2date then the one in doc-linux-text/html...)
> anyway, i wouldn't have asked if had found the needed information in the 
> howtos ... and i also wanted to search the ML archive at w.d.o
> but it results in no results if i enter the searchterm aboot, so
> something is broken there (probably but i am not sure)
> anyway, thanks for the tip ... and a FAQ would be nice ... or i
> will mail the srm howto maintainer to mention how to do this ...
> so long
> Othmar
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Rich Payne
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