Subject: Re: install/34280: cannot boot install media via serial
To: None <,,>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/05/2006 20:55:05
The following reply was made to PR install/34280; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: George Georgalis <>
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
Cc: Martin Husemann <>,
	Pavel Cahyna <>,,
	David Laight <>,,,
Subject: Re: install/34280: cannot boot install media via serial
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 16:54:26 -0400

 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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