Subject: changing the boot console
To: None <>
From: Steve Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/19/2004 12:03:08
I have a NetBSD (-current, if it matters, which I suspect it does not) 
that was configured for a 'com0' console.  I've now moved the disk to 
another machine where I want it to have a 'pc' console.  How can I 
change it?  I've tried using an install CD to get the boot prompt, 
saying 'consdev pc' followed by 'boot hd0a:netbsd -s'; it gives the 
'Hit return' prompt, but never listens to keyboard input.  I've also 
tried rerunning installboot, again to no avail.


		--Steve Bellovin,