Subject: Re: no pxeboot com0 file? Re: no amd64 in (any) binary HEAD?
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/21/2006 20:06:46
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 07:23:49PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
> >> 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?

RTFM - installboot(8) ...

You need 'installboot -e -o console=com0 pxeboot_ia32.bin'.
If the bios has set the baud rate, use 'speed=0' to use that rate.


David Laight: