Serial console with incorrect terminal set
j65nko at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 20:15:36 UTC 2011
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM, James Edwards <jedwards at bsdftw.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have two servers currently colocated, one running FreeBSD 8.2/amd64 ,
> and the other is a Sun Netra T1 that I am attempting to install FreeBSD
> 8.2 on, over serial.
> When the system booted up, I was presented with a list of console options
> and I chose the first option, I believe to be ANSI (I have a knack for
> never picking the right one). The keyboard mapping was a bit screwed up,
> but somehow I managed to get to the Fixit shell. In order to test that I
> had my secondary NIC setup correctly, I just ran 'ping 10.0.0.2' and now
> it wont stop.
> If I hit 'Ctrl+C', it keeps going. I tried 'Ctrl+Z' in order to attempt
> to suspend it so I can kill the process, but that brings up the 'Abort,
> Restart, Continue' screen, but it gets interrupted by ping. I tried
> sending a break command using '~#', but I can't get to the OpenFirmware to
> restart in attempt to pick the correct terminal settings. IIRC, the break
> is not supported without a kernel that supports it.
> It could be easier to call my ISP and have someone power down the machine
> for me, as the Netra has LOM. In a worse case scenario, I can swing by
> and do it myself after work.
> My question is, is there another way to either 1) Stop ping or 2) Get to
> the openfirmware console?
You can stop ping with :
$ pkill -TERM ping
>From the ping man page:
Stop after sending (and receiving) count ECHO_RESPONSE packets.
If this option is not specified, ping will operate until inter-
So with something like "ping -c4 10.0.0.2" , it would stop after 4 pings.
Good luck ;)
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