Subject: Re: port-amd64/34259: no ps2 hardware means show stopper when usb fails
To: None <,,>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/25/2006 19:45:03
The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/34259; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: George Georgalis <>
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: port-amd64/34259: no ps2 hardware means show stopper when usb fails
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 15:43:11 -0400

 On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 10:03:59PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
 >On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:29:37PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
 >> >you should be able to change this from the boot promt:
 >> >consdev com2
 >> >and then you should see the boot loader prompt on com2 (and nothing on
 >> >VGA any more).
 >> That's not what happens, from serial console, I get:
 >> > consdev com2                                                                  
 >> >> NetBSD/amd64 BIOS Boot, Revision 3.2                                         
 >> >> (, Sun Aug 20 22:12:26 UTC 2006)                         
 >> >> Memory: 630/2096064 k                                                        
 >> > boot                                                                          
 >> booting fd0a:netbsd                                                             
 >> 3437976+5223824+217008=0x9788c0                                                 
 >> and serial stops, boot continues on vga.
 >Then this doesn't work the same way as on i386 :(
 >Maybe this could need another PR ...
 okay, I opened install/34280
 for the serial issue.
 (I really don't know if it is an install, kern or port-amd64.)
 Is it possible for someone to make me a 3.1_RC1 install ISO with
 installboot console=com1 and =com2 kernels available? It would
 be a BIG help. -- I'd like to test out the new if_bge code in
 3.1 while it is still a RC; network interface is my third and
 hopefully last issue with these 16 opterons on 8 blades....
 I think it's just a matter of taking the ISO and running
 installboot to make a few extra kernels available and saving a new
 isofs. Hopefully someone can do this or send me the steps, it will
 take me into next week to figure out the exact process.
 // George
 George Georgalis, Information Systems Scientist, Metrum Research Group
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