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i386 and boot -a
In the docs on boot I found that you can boot a different root
partition by using the option "boot /bsd -a" at the boot prompt.
After /bsd finishes loading it asks you for a different root
partition. Is it possible to load this automatically. I want to avoid
Another question about the "boot" options. The man page for "boot"
says nothing about "env" option that shows up when you type help at the
boot prompt. What is the "env" option for? Is it possible to setup
a different root partition with "env"? I saw the "set device var"
option but this changes the whole boot device.
What I'm trying to do is boot the bsd kernel from a floppy disk but
use the root partition from a harddisk, but avoid the prompt when
using the boot -a option.
Alan P. Kennedy, Sr.