Subject: Re: headless i386 not booting
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Staffan Thomen <email@example.com>
Date: 03/01/2003 18:56:30
On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 20:33:14 +0100 Manuel Bouyer
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:02:43AM +0200, Staffan Thom=E9n wrote:
> > [ Original text by Julio Merino indented ]
> > > On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:33:18 -0800
> > > Harry Waddell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >=20
> > > > 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
> > >=20
> > > 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.
Ah, I see. Alltough i went ahead and dished out the 5 bucks for a
used adapter anyway... :-)
Atleast this will be in the archives now if anyone else has this
kind of a problem. Thanks for the good suggestions and answers.
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