Subject: Re: 1.5.2 install over serial console: possible?
To: Eric Schnoebelen <>
From: B. James Phillippe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/22/2001 11:44:24
On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:

> "B. James Phillippe" writes:
> - I just gave this a whirl on a headless PC164 and the console seems to
> - disappear once the netboot (second stage) is complete.  Do I need
> - video/keyboard to install?
> 	I've never needed a video/keyboard to install my PC164's
> (nor my PC64's).  Just make sure the the SRM variable `console' is set to
> `serial' (I believe that's it..)  It sounds like it's currently set to
> `graphics'.

Hello Eric,

Just a followup on this problem.  I found the cause and it was somewhat my
fault (surprised you, did I?).  I was using the secondary serial port,
which works fine for serial console in SRM, fooling me into thinking the
problem was with the installation.  When I switched to the primary serial
port, everything is fine.

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