docs/95408: install over serial console does not work as documented
jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Apr 6 16:00:29 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR docs/95408; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org>
To: freebsd-doc at freebsd.org
Cc: Harti Brandt <harti at freebsd.org>, freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: docs/95408: install over serial console does not work as documented
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 11:58:20 -0400
On Thursday 06 April 2006 08:29, Harti Brandt wrote:
> >Number: 95408
> >Category: docs
> >Synopsis: install over serial console does not work as documented
> >Confidential: no
> >Severity: serious
> >Priority: low
> >Responsible: freebsd-doc
> >State: open
> >Class: doc-bug
> >Submitter-Id: current-users
> >Arrival-Date: Thu Apr 06 12:30:20 GMT 2006
> >Originator: Harti Brandt
> >Release: 6.1-beta4
> The installation document describes a procedure to install on i386 over a
> serial console. It recommends to either unplug the keyboard or to interrupt the boot and boot with boot -h.
> Boot -h turns out not to work. While all the kernel messages from the probing
> appear on both the normal console and the serial one, after mounting the root
> file system the system switches entirely to the normal console.
> Instead the following procedure will do it (but require at least a keyboard on the machine in question):
> - interrupt the boot in the boot menu by pressing 6
> - enter the following lines:
> set boot_multicons="YES"
> set boot_serial="YES"
> set console="comconsole"
Are you doing 'boot -h' at the loader prompt? I think all you need to do is
break into the loader and do:
set console="comconsole vidconsole"
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