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Re: new installation on a500 (miata)

On Sat, 16 Dec 2000, Tom Vier wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 03:44:40PM -0500, Rich Payne wrote:
> > > i don't think i've seen it listed
> > > anywhere. btw, SRM is still in-core after linux boots, correct? if so, why
> > > doesn't linux halt to SRM instead of rebooting, when switching to run level
> > > 0? i figured it'd be a /proc option.
> > 
> > Linux does halt to SRM, so you can change it that way, but if you don't
> > want to boot the system to make the change, you need the halt button or
> > some quick fingers.
> change what, what way? 

change the auto_action variable byt shutting down Linux into SRM.

>do some systems have a halt button next to the reset
> button? i'm just wondering why when linux shuts down, it reboots instead of
> just dropping to the SRM prompt. it makes it so that i can't do something
> like 'shutdown -t 900 -h now' if auto_action is set to boot, because then
> it'll just boot back into linux. in other words, shutdown -h and shutdown -r
> do exactly the same thing.

a 'shutdown -h now' WILL return you to the SRM prompt. Which platform is
this on?


Rich Payne
rpayne@alphalinux.org			www.alphalinux.org

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