Booting using serial console
freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Tue Jun 10 20:56:07 PDT 2003
The serial ports are ok.
However, in checking that out I discovered that it will boot from the
serial console if there is also a keyboard plugged in (no monitor).
So then I put the monitor on and unplugged the keyboard.
The boot sequence shows:
during the initial BIOS boot.
Then, when the scsi devices are probed, I get
<F1> to resume, <F2> to setup
It looks like BIOS won't let me boot unattended without a keyboard.
With the keyboard, it comes up ok on the serial port.
Anyone know of a way around this?
Olivier Nicole wrote:
I've got a vt220 plugged into com1; I know the cable is good because I
plugged it into com1 on a windoze box and could read and write the vt220
Stupid question, but you are sure that the serial ports are not
disabled in the BIOS?
I know I'd install through normal screen/keyboard and would try to
remove them only when the system is more or less stable.
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