Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/19/2004 14:33:41
In message <>, Christos Zoulas writes:
>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.

installboot -v -o console=pc /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1

		--Steve Bellovin,