Subject: Additional sgimips FAQ entry
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From: Daniel Sieger <dsieger@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 12/18/2006 00:59:39
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the attached diff adds a new item to the sgimips FAQ documenting an issue I
ran into while installing NetBSD on an O2. This is not a particularly big
one, but I had wished this information would have been somewhere when I 
tried to install for the first time.

Daniel Sieger
Faculty of Technology
Bielefeld University

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Index: faq.xml
RCS file: /cvsroot/htdocs/Ports/sgimips/faq.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -b -u -r1.7 faq.xml
--- faq.xml	17 Dec 2006 23:10:09 -0000	1.7
+++ faq.xml	17 Dec 2006 23:34:33 -0000
@@ -267,6 +267,28 @@
+<sect3 id="installing-on-o2">
+<title>Notes about installing on an O2</title>
+Unfortunately, the O2 graphics hardware is not supported yet. Thus, you
+have to use a serial console to boot and install NetBSD. Disconnect
+the keyboard from your target machine. Connect the O2 with a standard
+DB9 serial cable to a remote machine. After powering up the O2
+you can connect to the serial console with
+<programlisting># cu -l /dev/ttyXX</programlisting> where XX is the 
+serial port used on your remote machine (usually
+<filename>/dev/tty00</filename> or
+<filename>/dev/tty01</filename>). Enter the Command Monitor from the
+System Maintenance Menu. In order to boot the kernel properly
+you also have to modify the PROM environment with
+<programlisting>> setenv console serial</programlisting>
+Afterwards, you can just follow the normal installation procedure
+described in the <ulink
+&release.latest; Install Notes</ulink>.
 <sect2 id="other">