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Re: install/43933: NetBSD-5.1_RC4 i386 isn't very helpful when it comes to pxe installs
On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, David Laight wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR install/43933; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: install/43933: NetBSD-5.1_RC4 i386 isn't very helpful when it
> comes to pxe installs
> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:35:39 +0100
> On Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 02:20:00AM +0000, jasper%pointless.net@localhost
> > >Synopsis: NetBSD-5.1_RC4 i386 isn't very helpful when it comes to
> pxe installs
> > (On a Soekris NET4521 the non-com0 pxeboot displays messages fine,
> > but when the kernel boots no console messages are displayed,
> > so something is missing in the way that the kernel figures out
> > what to use as the console).
> The non-com0 pxeboot is using the bios console output calls - which
> end up on the serial port.
> You should be able to use the command 'console com0' to pxeboot
> to get the pxe code to use the serial port - and then pass the
> value into the kernel.
> (I think that is enough for the kernel to use the baud rate that
> is already in use as well.)
That works, tho the command is "consdev".
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