How to start the NeXTStep GUI from the command line?

Started by davidhoenig, July 08, 2010, 04:41:57 am

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I have a slow-to-start SCSI drive and every time I turn on my NeXT cube I get and error "boot device not found" (as I hear the drive still spinning up). At the prompt I can enter 'bsd -s' and it boots just fine into single-user mode. I can then 'sh /etc/rc' and it starts up multi-user mode, but I am stuck in the command line interface.

My question is, how can I start the NeXTStep GUI from the command line? Or better yet, is there a way to tell the ROM monitor to wait a bit for the drive to become ready?


I figured out a solution: when I get dropped into the ROM monitor prompt, instead of using "bsd -s" to boot I just use "bsd" which starts into the GUI. I realized the "-s" flag must mean "single-user".