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re: how to "boot" automatically

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Occasional Visitor

re: how to "boot" automatically

hi fellows,
i have got an alpha in my new job but there is a problem

my alpha just boot to P000>> and i have to manually type "boot" each time hardware reboots so that i can get into digital unix
is there any options and steps to set the system to "boot" automatically after each hardware reboot process?

i m a newbie to alpha since i m too young for this

pls show the way
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically


>>>show auto_action

>>>set auto_action boot
>>>set auto_action restart

(Or, to see the options:
>>>set auto_action
with no value.)
Occasional Visitor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically

just a followup question

just in case if someday later i wanna make it "boot" manually again

what steps should i do?

thx a lot
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically

If you shutdown the OS using "shutdown -h now", you will end into the SRM prompt.

If you power on the server, you must press the "halt" button. The location of this button depends of the server model. The "halt" button stop the autoboot process.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Victor Semaska_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically

>>>set auto_action halt
There are 10 kinds of people, one that understands binary and one that doesn't.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically

> >>>show auto_action

The idea here was to show how it was set
originally, hence how to put it back the way
it was.

> If you power on the server, you must press
> the "halt" button.

If it has one. Otherwise, Ctrl/C and/or
Ctrl/P at the console may interrupt the boot
Geert Van Pamel
Regular Advisor

Re: re: how to "boot" automatically

On some systems, e.g. the AlphaServer 1000 you need to execute the console "init" command once to properly deposit the new parameter into the firmware after changing certain console parameters like "auto_action" or "console".

The complete sequence would be:

>>>set auto_action restart