Subject: Re: trying to boot netbsd1.4 on a PW433au
To: None <>
From: Hal Murray <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/27/1999 11:56:10
> if I can't find a usable graphics card: is it possible to use a serial
> console to set up this puppy from the boot floppys?

I've had no troubles installing NetBSD on PWs without any display 
card at all.  You need a VT100 type terminal on the serial port or 
a cross connect cable connected to another system. 

At the >>> prompt, do a "show | more".  I think the paramater is 
called "console".  It selects between "serial" and "graphics".  Set 
it to serial and reboot. 

I think things get forced into to the serial mode if you unplug the