Headless install with 5.X floppies not possible?

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 2 06:35:59 PST 2005

--- Doug White <dwhite at gumbysoft.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Rob wrote:
>> However, I need a little advice/help: the handbook
>> is still out-of-date for making serial console
>> install floppies. Chapter 2.12 of the handbook
>> talks about kern.flp and mfsroot.flp, whereas we
>> have three floppies with 5.X install. Which one(s)
>> of the three floppies of 5.X needs to be modified
>> by the procedure of chapter 2.12 ?
> The instructions there are outdated.
> There aren't special floppies to activate serial
> console. You drop to the loader command prompt
> (type '6' at the beastie menu) and type
> set console=comconsole
> and you should get an OK prompt on the serial
> console host.

I used to install 4.X on headless boxes, by creating
floppies that immediately install over the serial
port. Are you saying this is not possible anymore
with the 5.X install floppies?
Do I need the monitor at least for just typing the
set-console command?

Pity of that's the case, though.


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