|In reply to Comment 33 (Bernie Meyer):|
Hah, Commodore Basic, so it does - I wonder what that's about.
There's also this little help.. cute..
'Boota' is a great command, that enables you to do things that before
were only dreamt of.
Namely, booting AmigaOS4 on an A1.
Aside from that, it takes no arguments, so any extended help is of no help.
On the other hand, it uses a bunch or ruthless environment variables to work, so you might want some insight into these insightful matters.
First of all, come the three 'bootmedia' twins, named 'boot1', 'boot2' and
'boot3' (we have three of them so they are one more of the Friedens).
Each of these can be set to a corresponding boot source that will be scanned,
starting - guess which one - from 'boot1'. Allowed boot sources are 'net' AKA
broken-TFTP-booting-dont-try-me, 'cdrom', 'ide', that are IDE/ATAPI CDRom and
HDD,respectively, 'scdrom' and 'scsi', same as above but for SCSI and finally
'ucdrom' and 'usb', meaning of which is left to figure out only to the smartest of you.
Booting from floppy is not yet supported and when ready will probably leave someone still guessing what is it useful for (greetings to Elwood and Martin S).
If you decide to give control to this crazy bunch of buggy bits, it'll try to
load the second-stage bootloader from the boot sources specified, and pass
control to it.
Once the second-stage bootloader takes control, it'll scan for available
kickstart configurations, prompt the deepest corner of your soul for which
configuration to load, and then start the REAL fun
(... or at least attempt to).
Have a nice day.