Problem with serial console (5.2)
lnb at FreeBSDsystems.COM
Mon Jan 19 23:40:44 PST 2004
On our iNET<tm> Servers, for our customers that want console redirection
set up 'out-of-the-box', we really only have to press a key when
installing and when the OK shows, type set console=comconsole and press
enter then type boot.
I assume you have already installed. You really need to make sure that
whatever you are using to attach to the serial port is set at 9600 and
if you want a login: prompt you need to edit /etc/ttys and look at the
lines with '3wire' in it:
ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire.9600" dialup on secure
ttyd1 "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire.9600" dialup on secure
That will make sure that upon boot you get a login: via Serial Console.
I hope that helps you out.
Rob MacGregor wrote:
> Before I start tearing my hair out can somebody confirm that all I
> should have to do is put:
> As the only contents of /boot.config and that I should just have to set:
> in /boot/device.hints to get a serial console if I don't plug a keyboard
> I'm having problems getting it working, and want to ensure I'm doing the
> right thing (despite following the Handbook). In desparation I did set
> the flags to 0x30, which resulted in the following output from
> dmesg|grep sio0:
> sio0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
> sio0: type 16550A, console
> Not that it made any difference :( If people can confirm this means I
> should have a serial console I'll start looking at the null-modem cable,
> the only part of the system that's not been confirmed good.
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