Subject: Re: no pxeboot com0 file? Re: no amd64 in (any) binary HEAD?
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/20/2006 19:23:49
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 05:49:40PM -0500, David Young wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 06:42:27PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 06:22:26PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> >I noticed amd64 is missing from all the binary
>> >snapshots from HEAD,
>> >...definitely could use it.
>> >
>> >I do have a copy of 200605280000Z/amd64/binary/sets/
>> however my base.tgz does not contain 
>> ./usr/mdec/pxeboot_ia32_com0.bin
>> and I notice 
>> 200606080000Z/i386/binary/sets/base.tgz
>> does not contain pxeboot_ia32_com0.bin either.
>> Is there another way to PXE boot to serial console?
>> Do I need to build world to get a pxeboot com0 file?
>> How can I tell if HEAD binary sets are incomplete?
>I believe installboot(8) has changed, with the intent that we use it to
>change pxeboot parameters from defaults to com0, etc.

Thanks for the info Dave. I can make some sense of
but in the context of PXE, I'm a bit lost. Is there any additional
doc or clues for a discussion thread I can look for?

If I'm preparing a pxe_*_com0.bin I would say "installboot -o
console=com0" on what filesystem and primary? If this is the right
technique, why isn't it in the binary sets anymore?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE>< cell:646-331-2027