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hpcboot(8) [netbsd man page]

HPCBOOT(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						HPCBOOT(8)

NAME
hpcboot -- load and boot kernel from Windows CE SYNOPSIS
hpcboot.exe DESCRIPTION
hpcboot is a program that runs on Windows CE. It loads and executes the specified NetBSD kernel. hpcboot supports hpcarm, hpcmips, and hpcsh ports. Click on the ``Boot'' button to start the boot process with selected options. Click on the ``Cancel'' button to exit hpcboot. ``Kernel'' Tab On this tab you can select the kernel to boot and options to pass to the kernel. Directory In this combobox you specify the ``current'' directory. The kernel and miniroot image pathnames are taken to be relative to this direc- tory. hpcboot can load kernel and miniroot from FAT and UFS filesystems, and via HTTP. Kernel In this text field you specify the name of the kernel to load. Kernels compressed with gzip(1) are supported. Model Select your H/PC model in this combobox. Root File System This group of controls lets you specify the desired root file system type. You can select wd(4), sd(4), md(4), and NFS root. If you select md(4) memory disk root file system, you should specify the path name of the file system image in the text field below. Miniroot images compressed with gzip(1) are supported. Kernel Boot Flags This group of controls is used to pass boot flags to the kernel. ``Option'' Tab On this tab you can specify miscellaneous options that mostly control the hpcboot program itself. Auto Boot If this option is selected hpcboot will automatically boot NetBSD after the specified timeout. Reverse Video Tells kernel if it should use the framebuffer in reverse video mode. Pause Before Boot If selected, a warning dialog will be presented before anything is done, right after the ``Boot'' button is pressed. Load Debug Info This option currently does nothing. Safety Message If selected, a warning dialog will be presented after the kernel has been loaded and prepared to be started. This will be your last chance to cancel the boot. Extra Kernel Options In this text field you can specify additional options to pass to the kernel. ``Console'' Tab This tab gets its name from the big text area that hpcboot uses as the ``console'' to report its progress. Save To File If checked, the progress log will be sent to the specified file instead. ``Checkboxes Anonymous'' The row of 8 checkboxes controls debugging options for hpcboot itself. They control the bits of an internal variable, the leftmost checkbox being the 7th bit. ``Buttons Anonymous'' The buttons ``a'' to ``d'' control 4 ``hooks'' a developer might want to use during hpcboot development. SEE ALSO
kloader(4), boot(8) HISTORY
The hpcboot utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.6. BUGS
hpcboot reads the entire kernel image at once, and requires enough free area on the main memory. BSD
April 3, 2004 BSD

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REBOOT(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 REBOOT(8)

NAME
reboot, halt, fastboot, fasthalt -- stopping and restarting the system SYNOPSIS
halt [-lnpq] [-k kernel] reboot [-dlnpq] [-k kernel] fasthalt [-lnpq] [-k kernel] fastboot [-dlnpq] [-k kernel] DESCRIPTION
The halt and reboot utilities flush the file system cache to disk, send all running processes a SIGTERM (and subsequently a SIGKILL) and, respectively, halt or restart the system. The action is logged, including entering a shutdown record into the user accounting database. The options are as follows: -d The system is requested to create a crash dump. This option is supported only when rebooting, and it has no effect unless a dump device has previously been specified with dumpon(8). -k kernel Boot the specified kernel on the next system boot. If the kernel boots successfully, the default kernel will be booted on successive boots, this is a one-shot option. If the boot fails, the system will continue attempting to boot kernel until the boot process is interrupted and a valid kernel booted. This may change in the future. -l The halt or reboot is not logged to the system log. This option is intended for applications such as shutdown(8), that call reboot or halt and log this themselves. -n The file system cache is not flushed. This option should probably not be used. -p The system will turn off the power if it can. If the power down action fails, the system will halt or reboot normally, depending on whether halt or reboot was called. -q The system is halted or restarted quickly and ungracefully, and only the flushing of the file system cache is performed (if the -n option is not specified). This option should probably not be used. The fasthalt and fastboot utilities are nothing more than aliases for the halt and reboot utilities. Normally, the shutdown(8) utility is used when the system needs to be halted or restarted, giving users advance warning of their impending doom and cleanly terminating specific programs. SEE ALSO
getutxent(3), boot(8), dumpon(8), nextboot(8), savecore(8), shutdown(8), sync(8) HISTORY
A reboot utility appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX. BSD
October 11, 2010 BSD
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