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RE: SRM help?

The correct SRM setting to cause the system to boot on power on (or
init) is to set the environment variable auto_action to 'boot'.

At the SRM prompt, enter 

	show *

to see all of the set environment variables.  These variables alolow you
to configure the SRM environment.

For the original problem, how to set a default aboot boot choice, you
can set the environment variable 'boot_osflags' to the appropriate
integer setting.

	set boot_osflags 0

will set the system to boot using the kernel/settings corresponding to
aboot entry # 0.

You can use the same 'set' command to set the 'boot_osflags' variable
discussed above.

Also. for SRM you can get help by typing 'help' or 'man'.

There is an SRM howto available at www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SRM-HOWTO/ .

Also, there is old DEC documentation available, but I don't have a link.

Beware, not all versions of SRM support all the same environment
variables (but the ones discussed above are always there).

Good Luck!

On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 19:04, Greg wrote:
> I don't know if this helps at all, but I have a dec alpha 500 pc164 and have
> been UNABLE to get it to auto reboot.  Every time I have to type >> boot
> dva0  in order for the floppy to be accessed and then booted off of.  My 2
> cents.  And if anyone has a solution for my problem well....  that would be
> a HUGE bonus for me.   I'm running Debian Potato.
> thanks
> Greg.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Small [mailto:csmall@enc.com.au]
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:27 PM
> To: Jiann-Ming Su
> Cc: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: SRM help?
> On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 01:54:50PM -0400, Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> > The last time I messed around with my SRM console, I did something to
> > force it to automatically boot the first option in my /etc/aboot.conf.
> > How do I reset this and put in a delay before booting the default?
> > I don't even remember how to stop the SRM from booting.  Thanks for
> > any helps and reminders.
> I don't know if there is a delay or much of one in either SRM or aboot.
> I just go nuts with the ^C key in SRM (you have to press and release
> both the ctrl and C keys for it to work for me) until you get the >>>
> prompt.
> Then type something like boot dqa0 -fl i
> The -fl i means send the next thing the flag i and i is for interactive.
> I've had lots of experience doing this as I have "fun" with the broken
> kernels.
>  - Craig
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