boot0sio working for anyone?

Ulrich Spoerlein uspoerlein at
Sat Feb 9 10:44:25 UTC 2008

On Fri, 08.02.2008 at 16:21:26 -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:54:05PM +0100, Ulrich Spoerlein wrote:
> > So, is boot0sio supposed to just work with a cheap USB->RS232 dongle at
> > the other end?
> Ulrich,
> It isn't clear what your setup is.  Does the headless FreeBSD machine
> (i.e., the one you've installed boot0sio on) have a traditional serial
> port?  Or is this the machine you are using a USB-serial port adapter
> on?  Or is the USB-serial port adapter what you are using on your
> desktop machine that you are using to access the headless FreeBSD system?

Sorry for not making this clear enough. As I already wrote in another
mail, the setup is the following:

Headless, 8-CURRENT, boot0sio, COM1 <---> ucom0, tip(1), 7.0, laptop

I have two disks in the 'headless' machine, and I wanted to use the boot
manager (the one with F1-F5) to switch between disks and slices after
each boot.

Ulrich Spoerlein
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak, and remove all doubt.

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