Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/19/2004 17:21:31
In article <>,
Steve Bellovin <> wrote:
>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.

installboot is the way to do it and should work. I have done this many
times. What is the installboot command you are using.