Subject: Re: Trying to get diskless Install started
To: None <>
From: michael smith <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 05/08/1997 14:45:19
>I read some of the archived mail for this group and found references to
>problems with 425e SGC cards.  Well guess what, I have a 425e!!!  Is
>there still a problem with 425e systems or is that ancient history?  I

There are currently no devices on the 425e that are supported as the
console, AFAIK.

>X-Display.  Does hitting 'R' after the beep puts it into serial console
>mode or do I have to do something else?

Hitting 'R' after the beeps will put in serial console mode, but
NetBSD doesn't (yet) support the serial ports on the 425e.  I
have written support for these, and Jason has the code in his
inbox.  Jason is, however, at least as busy as I am.  8)

If you're OK waiting a couple of weeks (after the 20th I will 
have a little more free time), I can produce a kernel that
will support your serial port as a console, at which point
you will be able to install.  There is at least one other 
individual interested in getting console support for the SGC
adapters moving; I would suggest a team effort of some sort
might work.


Mike Smith  *BSD hack  Unix hardware collector
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