Booting using serial console

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Jun 10 21:01:06 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Jun 10), Gary Aitken said:
>    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:
>      "keyboard error"
>    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:

Most BIOSes have a setting to ignore keyboard errors on bootup.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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