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Re: Debian 3.0 on AS1000A 5/333 won't shutdown/reboot

Havid, hi all,

David Duminy wrote:

The device /dev/srm allows you to set the srm's variables from linux. I think you that 'echo 0 > /dev/srm/boot_osflags ' under linux is equivalent to the 'set boot_osflags 0' under SRM.

the /dev/srm device should be enabled in the kernel. Maybe you have to compile a new kernel to enable it.

I'd like to compile a kernel, but I couldn't find any statement regarding '/dev/srm' - does anyone have a hint for me where to find the parameter to enable 'dev/srm'?




I successfully installed Debian 3.0 on my Alphaserver 1000A 5/333.
Booting/Rebooting with aboot and Kernel 2.2.x works fine.

After i installed kernel-2.4.18-generic I have the problem that the
machine - shuts down to SRM and then
- tries to boot again with flag 0
- normal SRM-commands (i.e. set, boot) don't work anymore

To boot automatically I set 'boot_osflags 0' and 'auto_action boot'.

Even a 'boot <cdrom-device>' doesn't work anymore, because it calls the
flag 0 automatically

My questions:
- What would help to get a 'clean' shutdown/reboot?

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