boot params

Iain Sandoe iain at
Wed Apr 18 00:55:40 EST 2001

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 04:03:45PM +0200, Michel Lanners wrote:
>> You sure your backup battery is OK? It's not completely dead, I think
>> otherwise the box wouldn't boot; but you may test it anyhow.
>> Also, you could add an nvsetenv script on shutdown as a workaround.
> well on some machines the MacOSROM resets the nvram, so you must never
> allow it to boot.

I think this is the case with 9600 - it's always behaved this way and I've
no (other) reason to be suspicious of the battery (you usually get a warning
in that several power button presses are required to start it).

Anyway all my machines power are on & active 24/7 - even those running MacOS

One day I might try to figure out something that will work - because it _is_
possible to change the vars using BootVars and get one 'reboot' into OF
screen/kbd with the new params.


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