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
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
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
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).
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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Small [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:27 PM
> To: Jiann-Ming Su
> Cc: email@example.com
> 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 >>>
> 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
> - Craig
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