Subject: Re: Help me defend NetBSD's honor!
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/09/2003 13:12:14
On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 05:01:10AM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <>, Ignatios Souvatzis wri
> tes:
> >I suggest a workaround: the Soekris 4501 (I assume also the 4521, I think it's
> >built around the same CPU) should have two serial ports - so configure your
> >kernel to use the other serial port as kernel console.
> >You still should make sure to not enable nasty things in the BIOS, of course
> >(e.g. - whatwasit - ctrl-p to break out of automatic boot).
> Unfortunately, the 4521 only has one physical serial port.  This is going

Yes, only one. But the motherboard chipset has probably two. So if there's
a way in the BIOS to enable the second one it would work, even if it doesn't
have a physical connection. What's important is that the kernel thinks
there is a serial port.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference