SUMMARY: changing default boot device on SS1

Date: Thu Jan 21 1993 - 17:08:00 CST

I wrote:

$ I have a sparcstation 1 with two internal disk drives and one external
$ drive. Disk 0 is bad. It's not a high priority to fix this because I
$ have enough disk space and I've configured it to use root and /usr from
$ disk 1 and swap and /var on the external disk. How do I set the
$ default boot device so I don't have to type "b sd(0,1,0)" to boot? The
$ eeprom does not seem to have a field for boot-file.

This was an old eeprom so some of your advice didn't pertain to it.
There is no field for boot-device. However, some of you knew that
there is a boot-from field. The answer was to type "eeprom
'boot-from=sd(0,1,0)vmunix'". I could have also done a "n" and a
"setenv ..." but I did the change while remotely logged in. I tested
it by rebooting. (I'm brave.)

Thanks to: (Frank Dzaak)
George A. Tan <> (V.Sander)
allegra!mp (Mark Plotnick) (Cengiz Oezcan-Barlach) (Martin Kelly)
Larry Chin <>
Tim Beyea <beyea@ERC.MsState.Edu>
Jeffrey Marans <>
allegra!jpl (John P. Linderman)
2Lt David Hightower <> (Michael J Maciolek)
reagan! (Brian Decker)
Christian Lawrence <> (Anthony Datri) (Michael Harris)
Chip Christian <allegra!chip>
access!calvin! (Bill Hunter) (Michael Baumann) (Johnson Lew) (Russ Poffenberger) (Building 4 Simulation Group)

Tommy Reingold
AT&T Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ or att!boole!tommy

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