No serial console input in loader

Anselm Strauss amsibamsi at
Tue Jul 8 07:10:00 UTC 2008

On Jun 28, 2008, at 13:15 , Anselm Strauss wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a small router that has no video output, it only supports a  
> serial console. I configured the serial console in /boot/ 
> boot.config, /boot/loader.conf and /etc/ttys. It's working in the  
> BIOS, on the boot prompt before the loader starts, and when logging  
> in on the getty. The only place where it's not working correctly is  
> at the loader prompt. I can see the loader menu and the logo, but I  
> can't choose the boot entry or interrupt the timeout. I can't make  
> any input at all. What could this be?
> Cheers,
> Anselm

Don't know what this was, but now it works. I use Grub to directly  
load /boot/loader as kernel. I set the serial console in the BIOS to  
115200 Baud. In Grub's menu.lst I then use:

serial --unit=0 --speed=115200
terminal serial

and in /boot/loader.conf:


Seems like this is all that is needed.


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