Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2004 17:21:31
In article <20040919160310.916921AE86@berkshire.research.att.com>,
Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.