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Tue Mar 15 03:37:05 PST 2005
Please forgive the FAQ - this is really baffling me now. I am trying
to get the serial console running on a new server. The BIOS is set up
the same as the other machines where the console works fine, BAUD rate,
flow control etc all as expected. The BIOS includes a setting to
control console redirect - it's currently set to "Boot loader", the
other two options being disable or "Always" - we tried this latter
yesterday, but to no effect.
/boot/loader.rc contains this:
/boot/loader.conf is empty. I have altered /etc/ttys to show this:
ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt100 on secure
sio0's entry in /boot/device.hints looks like this:
We tried 0x30 in flags as well, but to avail.
It is running 5.3-RELEASE-p5, using GENERIC.
The machine boots - you see the BIOS POST, the SATA controller comes up,
then you see FreeBSD's boot messages on the console. As soon as the
kernel launches, we get the login: prompt and then nothing. So, we know
the hardware works; the problem is something I am doing with the kernel
config. As I said, this setup is the same as a machine running the same
hardware, that is known to be working.
I have read the appropriate bits in the Handbook and the FAQ, as well as
a couple of other sites, and have set up serial consoles on numerous
occasions in the past. I'm just having a major brain fart this morning.
Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong?
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