OpenBoot 3.x Quick Reference

Common Options for the boot Command

Table 1-4 Common Options for the boot Command
boot [device-specifier] [filename] [options]


The name (full path name or alias) of a device. Examples: 

cdrom (CD-ROM drive)

disk (hard disk)

net (Ethernet)

tape (SCSI tape)


The name of the program to be booted (for example, stand/diag). If specified, filename is relative to the root of the selected device and partition. If not, the boot program uses the value of the boot-file or diag-file based on diag-switch? parameter.


-a - Prompt interactively for the device and name of the boot file.

-h - Halt after loading the program.

(OS-specific options may differ from system to system.)