Subject: Re: changing the boot console
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2004 14:36:29
In message <Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wojciech Puc
>> 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
It's a custom kernel, but with those devices.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb