cvs commit: src/sys/boot/ofw/libofw Makefile ofw_console.c

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Fri Sep 19 18:38:46 UTC 2008

Peter Grehan wrote:
> Hi Maxim,
>>   On PowerPC send output to both "/chosen/stdout" and "screen" nodes, 
>> unless
>>   they point to the very same device. This should make loader usable on
>>   some (all?) PowerMacs
>  What machine(s) are you seeing this on ? I've 'C' hot-key booted a 
> bunch of different models with 7.1-BETA.

MacMini G4 1.2GHz.

I've re-checked with latest 7.1-BETA ISO, indeed if I am holding 'C' key
the messages are displayed correctly, so that my checkin comment is
partially invalid.

However, the issue is that if I set boot-device in NVRAM to
"cd:,\boot\loader cd:" or to "cd:,\boot\loader hd:6" (I use the latter
to routinely bootstrap my Mini which has no HFS partitions) the screen
remain gray and blank even though the FreeBSD boots unless I do
ALT-CMD-O-F. With those two changes, both loader and kernel access
console just fine.

Am I doing something wrong?


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