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lionelsambuc [Commonly Used Boot Monitor Commands and Options]
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 ====== Boot Monitor ====== ====== Boot Monitor ======
-This page describes the NetBSD ​boot monitor, as used by MINIX 3.+This page describes the NetBSD ​bootloader, as used by MINIX3.
  
 To get a summary of what the it can do, while in it, you can select "Drop to boot prompt"​ from the menu and type: To get a summary of what the it can do, while in it, you can select "Drop to boot prompt"​ from the menu and type:
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-===== Commonly Used Boot Monitor Commands and Options =====+===== Commonly Used MINIX3 ​Boot Options =====
  
-A rundown of oft-used boot monitor commands and options: +A rundown of oft-used ​MINIX3 ​boot options: 
-| //ctty 0// | Used for serial debugging; parameter selects serial port. |+| //cttyline=0// | Used for serial debugging; parameter selects serial port. |
 | //​cttybaud=//​ | Sets serial baud rate. 115200 is recommended. | | //​cttybaud=//​ | Sets serial baud rate. 115200 is recommended. |
-| //menu// | Shows the Menu. | 
-| //ls// | Lists the files present on the root device. | 
-| //boot// | Boots the kernel. | 
 | //​bootopts=-s//​ | Enables single-user mode. | | //​bootopts=-s//​ | Enables single-user mode. |
-| //​load_mods//​ | Loads specified modules by path; wildcard ("​*"​) searches in the path are accepted. | 
-| //​multiboot//​ | Boots the kernel with loaded modules; //boot -s// will stop before running optional services. | 
 | //​no_apic=//​ | <​zero>​ to turn APIC on, <​non-zero>​ to turn it off. There is also //​apic_timer_x=<​n>//​. //​acpi=yes//​ is required with //​no_apic=0//​ | | //​no_apic=//​ | <​zero>​ to turn APIC on, <​non-zero>​ to turn it off. There is also //​apic_timer_x=<​n>//​. //​acpi=yes//​ is required with //​no_apic=0//​ |
 | //no_smp=// | <​zero>​ to turn SMP on, <​non-zero>​ to turn it off. | | //no_smp=// | <​zero>​ to turn SMP on, <​non-zero>​ to turn it off. |
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 | //​vm_sanitychecklevel=<​n>//​ | Enable debugging of VM Server. | | //​vm_sanitychecklevel=<​n>//​ | Enable debugging of VM Server. |
  
-Some obsolete options, carried over from MINIX 2; information about them will be found in old manual pages. +===== Booatloader commands =====
-| //bus=at// or //bus=mca// | Mainly determine the kind of PIC to use. | +
-| //processor=586// | Force the detection of a given CPU family. | +
-| //video=vga// or //video=ega// | No noticeable effects are expected. | +
-| //​XXXETH<​n>​=// <​hardware-dependent>​ and //​XXXETH<​n>​_EA=// <MAC address> | Allows the setup of non-PnP hardwares, mainly the network cards; all this has been mostly obsoleted by PCI. The actual names of the variables depend on the driver. |+
  
 +Some bootloader commands (to be extended):
 +| //menu// | Shows the Menu. |
 +| //edit// | Edit a boot menu option before executing it. |
 +| //ls// | Lists the files present on the root device. |
 +| //boot// | Boots the kernel. |
 +| //​load_mods//​ | Loads specified modules by path; wildcard ("​*"​) searches in the path are accepted. |
 +| //​multiboot//​ | Boots the kernel with loaded modules; //boot -s// will stop before running optional services. |
usersguide/bootmonitor.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/31 10:53 by dcvmoole