Subject: Re: install/17904: sysinst should change /etc/ttys when serial bootblock is selected
To: Oliver Tonnhofer <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/11/2002 11:09:58
On Sat, Aug 10, 2002 at 09:24:08PM +0200, Oliver Tonnhofer wrote:

> >Is that the 'correct' - or even a reasonable fix?
> >It is certainly a dangerous edit!
> I wrote "something like the following". If I select serial bootblock I
> want to be able to login via serial console. The code was just the way
> I made this possible. It worked for me, but I think that someone else
> will find a better way for solving this 'problem', surley.

This is on i386, yes?

I've been rigorously testing installations of 1.6 on i386, and I was
able to use the serial console just fine without any of the changes
you suggest (I was using 'consdev com0', however, at the bootblock).

> >The differnce between 'Pc' and 'std.9600' is trivial (8 bit data).
> >And any term type difference won't stop you logging in.
> Ok. But console or tty00 should set to 'on' when serial bootblock is
> selected, IMHO.

Does it need to be, or is it just a preference?