Subject: Re: Booting with serial console
To: Darryl Bowler <>
From: Mats O Jansson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/27/1996 22:15:04
On Fri, 26 Jul 1996, Darryl Bowler wrote:

> Can anyone help me?
> I need to be able to boot NETBSD i386 with a serial console instead of a montior
> , as far as I know it something to do with the disklabel command with serialboot
> and bootserial options found /usr/mdec, but what is the correct format?
Since I don't recognize serialboot or bootserial it must be a local hack.

But I guess what you need is

disklabel -B -b serialboot -s bootserial <diskname>

This will install new bootstrap code on <diskname>. See man-page for

> Regards Darryl.


Mats O Jansson, CelsiusTech Systems, Jaerfaella, Sweden
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