mkconsole(8)mkconsole(8)Namemkconsole - a program to build or update boot console command files
The shell script is used to either build or update console storage
media, as necessary, depending on the processor type. It uses the pro‐
gram to sense the processor type and accordingly, builds two boot com‐
mand procedures required to boot the currently booted system disk. The
VAX 11/780, VAX 11/785, VAX 11/730, VAX 8600 and VAX 8650 are the only
supported processor types. After the console media is built or
updated, you can boot the system using the b or b ask commands from the
console mode prompt.
If a kernel_image_name is given as an argument, that file will be
treated as the running kernel file and opened by the sizer program.
The default kernel image name is /vmunix.
Guide to Shutdown and Startup