Re: Compaq Presario "reboot" problems

From: linux-os (Dick Johnson)
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 09:09:00 EST

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Stefan Seyfried wrote:

> linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
>> I don't know how to make `reboot` or `init 0` take the required
>> parameters! I don't know how to get from user-mode into the kernel
>> code with any such parameters. I looked through `proc` and couldn't
>> find anything for such parameters either:
>> Script started on Mon 21 Nov 2005 12:42:11 PM EST
>> [root@chaos root]# reboot=cb
>> [root@chaos root]# strace reboot=cb
>> strace: reboot=cb: command not found
>> [root@chaos root]# strace reboot -cb
> Pass it to the kernel at the bootloader prompt. Like the "vga=6" and
> "root=/foo/bar" you have somewhere in there.
> --
> Stefan Seyfried \ "I didn't want to write for pay. I
> QA / R&D Team Mobile Devices \ wanted to be paid for what I write."
> SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nürnberg \ -- Leonard Cohen

Okay, the results are the same. The machine reboots. It doesn't
run the memory-test so it probably didn't cold-boot. It's hard to
tell with these lap-tops because the time in the BIOS is so
brief. Anyway, it reboots into Linux, but can't reboot into Windows
as before.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version on an i686 machine (5589.55 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.

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