Subject: Re: headless i386 not booting
To: Harry Waddell <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/2003 19:51:07
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:33:18 -0800
Harry Waddell <> wrote:

> Leave the video card in. For a pc, I'm almost certain that you must have
> a video card to boot. You don't have to attach a monitor to it. Then use

Wrong. My server does not have a video card in. You have to:

1) Tell the BIOS not to stop if no video card is found.

2) Disable all console devices from kernel (wsdisplay, pccons, etc). If you
   leave some of them in, it will crash... this sounds like a bug.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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