HPCBOOT(8) System Manager's Manual HPCBOOT(8)
hpcboot -- load and boot kernel from Windows CE
hpcboot is a program that runs on Windows CE. It loads and executes the
specified NetBSD kernel. hpcboot supports hpcarm, hpcmips, and hpcsh
Click on the ``Boot'' button to start the boot process with selected
options. Click on the ``Cancel'' button to exit hpcboot.
``Ss Kernel'' Ss Tab
On this tab you can select the kernel to boot and options to pass to the
In this combobox you specify the ``current'' directory. The kernel
and miniroot image pathnames are taken to be relative to this
hpcboot can load kernel and miniroot from FAT and UFS filesystems,
and via HTTP.
In this text field you specify the name of the kernel to load.
Kernels compressed with gzip(1) are supported.
Select your H/PC model in this combobox.
Root File System
This group of controls lets you specify the desired root file system
type. You can select wd(4), sd(4), md(4), and NFS root.
If you select md(4) memory disk root file system, you should specify
the path name of the file system image in the text field below.
Miniroot images compressed with gzip(1) are supported.
Kernel Boot Flags
This group of controls is used to pass boot flags to the kernel.
``Ss Option'' Ss Tab
On this tab you can specify miscellaneous options that mostly control the
hpcboot program itself.
If this option is selected hpcboot will automatically boot NetBSD
after the specified timeout.
Tells kernel if it should use the framebuffer in reverse video mode.
Pause Before Boot
If selected, a warning dialog will be presented before anything is
done, right after the ``Boot'' button is pressed.
Load Debug Info
This option currently does nothing.
If selected, a warning dialog will be presented after the kernel has
been loaded and prepared to be started. This will be your last
chance to cancel the boot.
Extra Kernel Options
In this text field you can specify additional options to pass to the
``Ss Console'' Ss Tab
This tab gets its name from the big text area that hpcboot uses as the
``console'' to report its progress.
Save To File
If checked, the progress log will be sent to the specified file
The row of 8 checkboxes controls debugging options for hpcboot
itself. They control the bits of an internal variable, the leftmost
checkbox being the 7th bit.
The buttons ``a'' to ``d'' control 4 ``hooks'' a developer might want
to use during hpcboot development.
The hpcboot utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.6.
hpcboot reads the entire kernel image at once, and requires enough free
area on the main memory.
NetBSD 6.1.5 April 3, 2004 NetBSD 6.1.5