getty on the serial console
peter at larkowski.net
Tue Sep 30 17:25:37 PDT 2003
Sorry for the unnecessary post. I figured it out. I need to run the
getty on /dev/console and not /dev/ttya and then it works, even though
/dev/ttya is the serial port in question.
I'm still not sure why I didn't get messages past mounting root when I
was running 5.1-RELEASE, but -CURRENT seems to have fixed a few
problems on the Ultra-AXe.
On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 07:58 PM, Peter Larkowski wrote:
> Hi again,
> I never managed to get the 5.1 cd booted successfully on my ultra AXe,
> but I did do a buildworld to RELENG_5_1 from 9-28. After the upgrade,
> the machine boots to the end of the kernel messages *mounting root
> from /dev/da0a", and then I got "PID ?? (fsck_ufs) exited on signal 8"
> twice, and then nothing more on the serial console. THe machine
> continued booting normally (I assume anyway, as I could log in via
> After a subsequent buildworld, buildkernel, install everything,
> mergemaster, etc, to CURRENT from 9-29, I get all the startup messages
> (ssh, sendmail, etc) until the login prompt. The last thing printed
> is the date. Again, everything else is fine. getty is running.
> Any ideas why I don't have login prompt on the serial console?
> On Saturday, September 27, 2003, at 06:52 PM, Peter Larkowski wrote:
>> Hi again:
>> Just as a follow up, on my Ultra AXe, it doesn't make any difference
>> if this is an IDE cdrom or a SCSI cdrom. Also, dd'ing the boot.flp
>> to the front of a hard drive produces the same results: The system
>> hangs on 5.1-RELEASE with no useful messages when "Mounting root from
>> UFS:/dev/md0" Again, the 5.0-RELEASE cd works. Suggestions?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 10:57 AM, peter at larkowski.net
>>> Hi everyone.
>>> I have 5.0-RELEASE installed on my sparcengine ultra AXe. I haven't
>>> messed with it in months and was going to try and upgrade it to
>>> more recent. First I tried a make buildworld with CURRENT sources
>>> from a
>>> couple days ago (9-23 or 9-22, I don't remember), but I got some
>>> I could have missed something in UPDATING, I don't really know.
>>> In any case, I decided to reinstall with UFS2 and just in general
>>> get a
>>> fresh start since it's been so long since I messed with this
>>> machine. The
>>> 5.1 cd gets to mounting root from /dev/md0 and hangs. There was a
>>> about this same problem on an ultra 10 some months ago, but it was
>>> resolved afaik and turned into an argument about blocking entire dsl
>>> subnets to stop spam :) Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for
>>> getting 5.1 or -current on my sparc? I'm using an LSI logic SCSI
>>> card and
>>> the cdrom is a an external plextor that does boot the 5.0 disc just
>>> (I checked again last night).
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