Subject: Re: headless i386 not booting
To: Staffan =?iso-8859-1?Q?Thom=E9n?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2003 20:33:14
On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:02:43AM +0200, Staffan Thomén wrote:
> [ Original text by Julio Merino indented ]
> > On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:33:18 -0800
> > Harry Waddell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
> > 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.
> Right, I thought of this, but it didn't work, perhaps I missed
> some console device. Will look more into it tonight.
I think you can't have it working without a console device.
One solution is to configure it to use a serial console (install serial
boot blocks). It will work even if nothing is connected to the serial port.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference