|HEADER||RESPONDING TO THE 'DEVICE' PROMPT|
You may respond to this prompt with an exact device name which matches Devices entered at this prompt become PERMITTED DEVICES for the options you have already selected. If the RESTRICT DEVICES field for a particular option is set to YES then the kernel software will look through the list of PERMITTED DEVICES to insure that the user can run that option from that device. If the device being used is not in the PERMITTED DEVICE list the option will not work. If the RESTRICT DEVICES field for an option is set to NO or is null then no check is made. When the program encounters a device name preceeded by a minus sign a device in the DEVICE FILE; a device name preceeded by a minus sign; or it will first of all try to remove that device from the list you have already entered. If it cannot find it in that list it will assume that it has been entered in a previous session and will attempt to remove it from the PERMITTED DEVICE list already associated with the options selected. Great care should be used if your system uses port contention as the 'device' may be somewhat arbitrary from the CPU end. Device restriction works best, of course, with hard-wired devices. 1, 2, or 3 question marks. '?' will show you this help screen again. '??' will show you the lists of devices you have already selected and deselected. '???' will show you the DEVICE FILE, which is the list of devices from which you may choose.
|DATE ENTERED||1989-01-20 00:00:00|