Subject: Re: port-amd64/34259: no ps2 hardware means show stopper when usb fails
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/25/2006 16:36:26
On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 09:57:09PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 03:43:11PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> Is it possible for someone to make me a 3.1_RC1 install ISO with
>> installboot console=com1 and =com2 kernels available? It would
>Well, AFAIK installboot console=com2 should do the same thing as
>consdev com2
>at the boot prompt.

Uh Oh!

And/or per David Laight's followup,

> IIRC the i386/amd64 install kernels don't have serial console support.

What's next? I need kbd or serial to do even a manual install from
RAM image.

I do have a usb net interface, which works with i386/3.0.1
GENERIC/INSTAL kernels (as I recall). but with all the usb hubs
being disabled at amd64 boot, that's out.

Took a look at; I think it can setup a PXE server
for installs, but it doesn't look like netbsd is supported there

Is there something else I can try?

// George

George Georgalis, Information Systems Scientist, Metrum Research Group
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