Subject: Re: install/34280: cannot boot install media via serial
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/05/2006 16:54:26
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 10:37:14PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 04:25:47PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> I'm stuck in the water.
>> When I find time, I may try PXE install with speed to 0, but
>> I think I've been through all permutations with two different
>> boards, and serial does not seem to work on amd64.
>test:/tmp#uname -a
>NetBSD 3.1_RC1 NetBSD 3.1_RC1 (GENERIC.MP) #1: Tue Sep  5 16:18:29 CEST 2006 amd64
>test:/tmp#sysctl kern.consdev
>kern.consdev = tty00
>boot blocks installed with installboot -o console=com0,speed=57600
>this is a Dell poweredge 1850 with  a remote control access card.
>I'll try the install kernel 

I presume you ran installboot on the kernel of an existing
install.  Are you getting bios, checksum and dmesg info over

Also, I cannot find instructions to produce a cdrom from src, the
most convenient way to wedge the installboot command into install
media.  Is there some doc on the process? 

Wasn't there discussion about adding such a target to --
I don't see it in there yet...

// George

George Georgalis, Information Systems Scientist, Metrum Research Group
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