Subject: Re: Hardware Console Redirection
To: None <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/01/2006 05:59:50
On Nov 1, 2006, at 5:53 AM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 09:40:44AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 01:05:04AM -0500, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
>>> In either case, forget about sysinst/sysinstall to install off of  
>>> stock
>>> install media.
>> I'm not sure why - just stop the bootloader (still in bios console
>> redirection) and use "consdev com0". (Unless you used the bios  
>> console
>> direction at > 9600 bps)
> Actually, if we set the default speed for the serial port in the
> bootblocks to "0", it would use whatever the BIOS had set up.
> But this needs testing.

I've played with this only briefly... I couldn't get it to  
immediately work so I punted and made it just match the BIOS.

This was on a Lanner chassis though.  I have a portwell chassis as  
well that acts differently and kind of creeps me out... The BIOS  
redirection doesn't work on every boot..