Subject: Re: Q: Blind installation on DEC 3000 m300
To: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian Lavoie <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2002 18:09:16
On Thursday 28 February 2002 15:36, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> all you're missing a usable console. if you've gotten this far,
> everything else appears to be in order. you can either get an install
> kernel that has console support for your framebuffer, or make/find a
> cable and do the initial install over a serial console.
What exactly happens when I get the "SWITCHING TO SERIAL CONSOLE" message? It
hangs until a console is found?
Quite frankly, if I could use a network console instead of a physical one,
that would help like nothing else could (I think =). Two machines (maybe more
in the future), only one (working) set of keyboard-mouse-screen...
Which is why I was hoping to bypass the installation steps and get SSH
running as soon as possible. From there, I'll manage. If I could disable the
console, redirect it to a file or a socket or anything like that, that'd be
great. As I've mentionned, I've got linux machines on the network that I
could use for networking magic. Is there any way to plug a "TCP/IP terminal"
to a NetBSD machine?
> I know PMAGB-B is supported -- where are those kernels again?
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
Christian Lavoie, firstname.lastname@example.org