Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/19/2004 20:33:44
> To:
> Subject: changing the boot console
> 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.
> Suggestions?

is it custom kernel without vga/wscons/pc display support?

if so - it's exactly what you say.

boot generic kernel and recompile yours to support vga as console