Subject: Re: install/34280: cannot boot install media via serial
To: George Georgalis <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/05/2006 22:59:29
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 04:54:26PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
> 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 test.lip6.fr 3.1_RC1 NetBSD 3.1_RC1 (GENERIC.MP) #1: Tue Sep 5 16:18:29 CEST 2006 email@example.com:/Volumes/data/bouyer/tmp/amd64/obj/Volumes/data/bouyer/netbsd-3/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP 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
Yes. In fact this box can be completely managed remotely
> 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 build.sh? --
> I don't see it in there yet...
There was but I'm not sure it's there yet. Maybe in 3.1_RC* ?
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference