Mike Bowie wrote:
On 9/14/09 2:07 PM, Hugo Silva wrote:
This has been talked about before,
I was caught up with this while trying to remotely install a netbsd-5
system via DRAC, being unable to do so due to the "uhidev0: bad input
length 8 != 0" messages.
Any chance this could be fixed ?
I've faced this problem myself... my preferred method is to setup
console redirection via ssh, ssh into the DRAC, "connect com2", then
supply the "consdev com1" option to the bootloader thingy via the UI
console; followed by "boot" from the serial console. It's also simple
enough to build an ISO with console support enabled automagically, but
I've never taken the time.
I'm contacting you directly, I hope you don't mind. Will post back to
the lists when this is sorted out!
Welcome to the NetBSD 5.0.1 installation CD
ACPI should work on all modern and legacy hardware, however if you have
problems, please try disabling it.
If you encounter problems on hardware manufactured after 1998 with ACPI
enabled, please file a problem report including output from the 'dmesg'
At this point, I don't see any more output on my ssh session (to DRAC).
I set consdev com1, and then typed boot. The BIOS is set with
redirection to COM2. I have redirection after boot enabled as otherwise
I don't even get to see the boot loader; I know the machine isn't hung,
as my colleague accessing DRAC through https:// sees it booting, and
gets the "bad input" messages.
I'm not very experienced with serial consoles, so I might be missing
something obvious here. I tried setting the baud rate manually to 9600
too, with racadm and with the failsafe baud rate option @ the bios, to
Have you experienced something similar in your adventures?
Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience!