Subject: Re: Booting a DEC 3000/400 in Console Mode
To: John F. Cortes Jr. <>
From: Wes Kurdziolek <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/19/2001 00:48:05
What console software are you using? Remember to set your serial port to
9600bps 8N1. There's some issues w/ hardware/software flow control w/ some
software (e.g. minicom's defaults for that setting don't work), so try
fooling w/ that some, too.

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, John F. Cortes Jr. wrote:

> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 14:30:57 -0400
> From: John F. Cortes Jr. <>
> To:
> Subject: Booting a DEC 3000/400 in Console Mode
> Does anyone know how to get a DEC 3000/400 to boot into Console Mode?
> I have tried going from the 25pin printer port to my 9 pin serial port with
> a null modem adapter attached and I get no output to the console software I
> am running. I tried to make a cable from MMJ to DB9 and that also didn't
> work. The keyboard and video cable are unattached during this sequence. I
> am able to boot  into the SRM console with the keyboard and video attached,
> but when I boot NetBSD from cd I get some errors that it can't find some
> files and then I eventually get a prompt that it is switching to the serial
> console and I still get nothing on the console software. Any help is
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Frank Cortes

Wes Kurdziolek