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REBOOT(8)      BSD System Manager's Manual (SPARC Architecture)      REBOOT(8)

NAME
     reboot - UNIX bootstrapping procedures

SYNOPSIS
     reboot [-n] [-q]

DESCRIPTION
     Power fail and crash recovery. Normally, the system will reboot itself at
     power-up or after crashes.  An automatic consistency check of the file
     systems will be performed as described in fsck(8).  and unless this
     fails, the system will resume multi-user operations.

     Cold starts The SPARC system currently uses the SunOS bootstrap loaders.
     This will be changed in a future version of the system.  The SunOS boot
     will attempt to load vmunix from partition A of the boot device, which
     must currently be an ``sd'' disk.

     The [-s] flag to the SunOS boot loader will being the system up in sin-
     gle-user mode.  The [-d] flag to the SunOS boot loader will bring the
     system up in debug mode.  Here it waits for a kernel debugger connect;
     see kgdb(8).  Other flags are currently ignored.

FILES
     /vmunix    system code
     /boot      system bootstrap

SEE ALSO
     crash(8),  disklabel(8),  fsck(8),  halt(8),  init(8),  rc(8),
     shutdown(8),  syslogd(8)

BUGS
     The use of Sun disk labels, without the ability to write them, is prob-
     lematic.

4.4BSD                          April 19, 1994                               1