Horst Günther Burkhardt III
horst at sxemacs.org
Wed Nov 12 13:18:34 PST 2008
On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 08:53 -0800, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2008 10:34:35 -0600
> Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Horst G__nther Burkhardt III wrote:
> > > Ok, it's possible on x86 (iirc) to make FreeBSD boot directly into
> > > single-user mode, and not bother with /etc/rc.d and the like.
> > >
> > > Is it possible to feed a flag to the ofw bootloader to do something
> > > similar? It would help greatly.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -- Horst.
> > boot -s at the loader prompt, just like on x86.
> The boot process on powerpc is slightly different than on x86, because
> you don't get the nice boot screen where you press 6 to get to the
> prompt. Instead you get a message saying something like
> "Booting /boot/kernel/kernel in 10 seconds...". Press a key at that
> point and you get a prompt where you can enter "boot -s" to go to
> single-user mode.
Thanks, both of you - i knew about the boot ofw thingy, but basically
just forgot the manual params to bypass multiuser. The computer is fixed
now and i don't need to reinstall - yay =)
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