Subject: Serial console install
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ben Hockenhull <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/1998 20:26:38
I've solved the problem with rbootd thanks to the pointers on this list.
I've successfully disklabeled, netbooted and installed a miniroot. When I
boot, it asks for the termtype, defaulting to hp300h. Since I'm booting
from a serial console, I don't actually have a terminal program that
supports that termtype. As a result, I'm unable to do anything after
booting. No matter what I enter as a termtype, the serial console becomes
unusable. I see the # prompt, and can type, but nothing of any use
appears in reponse to my typing.
This is my first attempt at a serial console install, so I'm sure I'm
missing something. Attempting to set the termtype to vt100 didn't do the
Any words of wisdom?