[SunRescue] Booting from CDROM on a Sparcstation IPX

Martin Frost martin at dsres.com
Tue May 9 21:43:09 CDT 2000

Tom Yarrish wrote:

> Okay, so the question becomes, how do I get it to that prompt where I
> can type "b".

If you're using it with a real keyboard and monitor, type L1-A.
(The L1 key may be labelled `Stop' if you have a recent keyboard.)

If you're using a serial console, send it a break. (Consult your
terminal or terminal emulator's documentation.)

You can do this at any point, unless the machine has crashed very
hard (rare). In general, it's not a good idea to do it when the OS
is running, but since the worst that can happen is that you lose
data from the disks, and you're going to wipe them anyway, just do it. ;)

It also goes to that prompt if there is a complete failure to boot
the kernel, which is why you saw it before.


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