boot loader I/O through ethernet

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Mar 14 06:21:15 PDT 2009

> question.
> More and more systems are made without serial ports these days. This means I
> can't access the loader prompt on FreeBSD without a monitor and keyboard,
> which
> is an annoyance. So my question is, is there a way to channel input and
> output of
> the loader through LAN / Ethernet by software only and somehow receiving it
> on the
> other side? Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
FreeBSD can be PXE booted, but as it's PC, you have to connect keyboard 
and monitor to change BIOS settings to PXE.

It's as stupid as "keyboard not detected, press F1 to continue"

But it's PC anyway ;)

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