issues with serial console output

Matthias Kellermann matthias at
Sun Feb 17 16:01:36 UTC 2008

Hi list,

I'm trying to install a FreeBSD system on a remote server I can only
access via a serial console with 57600 baud.

There is a Linux rescue system that I use for copying a FreeBSD HDD
image via dd to the harddisk.

To access the FreeBSD installation via remote serial console I've done
the following things:


-S57600 -Dh

# only changed the following line
ttyd0 "/usr/libexec/getty std.57600" vt100 on secure

I can see the loader and can choose between the different choices to
boot. After choosing the default entry all I get is this:

/boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x44a7c data=0x24c0+0x1b8c
lots of lines of question marks

I don't get a login prompt nor the kernel messages. The console does not
response on my keyboard. Any ideas whats wrong?


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