Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2004 20:33:44
> To: netbsd-users@NetBSD.org
> 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.
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