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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 directory.

	 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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