Subject: Re: Announcement: NetBSD/cobalt 3.0 restore CD
To: Andrew L. Gould <>
From: Daniel Ouellet <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/04/2006 00:59:53
Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> I'm having the "unknown host" problem; and I've never connected via a
> serial port.  What application is used to connect via the serial port?
> Cu, minicom and screen do not appear to be available on the restore
> cd.  Can anyone point me to a How-To for this? The networking how-to's
> on the NetBSD site seem to focus on ethernet networking.

When you connect to the console port of the Cobalt, you will have 
something like below when you boot it, except the date may be as mine 
didn't have the right date preset! (:>

But, you see the login prompt and you just go right in from there.

NetBSD/cobalt (Amnesiac) (tty00)


====== So, look like this=====
Updating motd.
Starting inetd.
Starting cron.
Starting paneld.
Thu Dec 19 02:47:19 UTC 2002
NetBSD/cobalt (Amnesiac) (tty00)  login: root
Dec 19 02:47:53  login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON tty00 Copyright (c) 1996, 
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
     The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
     The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 18 22:39:34 UTC 2005

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