Subject: Re: Bootproblems (additional information)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian D Chase <email@example.com>
Date: 10/16/1999 09:56:35
On Sat, 16 Oct 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > boot netbsd
> Trying BOOTP
> Using IP address: 10.1.1.12
> myip: (10.1.1.12), mask: 255.255.255.0
> root addr=10.1.1.10 path=/common/netroots/nettie
> 841724+43856+159808 +[64440+72748] total=0x120b78
> and then nothing happens...
> Any ideas?
The only thing I can think of here is that the console is misbehaving.
There were instances with some MicroVAX 3100's that would switch their
consoles to another one of the available serial ports. I seem to recall
serial port #3 as being the new location of the console. So more than
likely your system is booting fine, but you just can't see it.
If you do find the console on another port, let the list know about your
findings. From there we can submit a bug report to see what we can do
about getting it fixed.
If you're still having troubles with the serial console even after
checking out some of the other ports, you should be able to access the
system using the network. On the bootserver side, edit the client's
/etc/ttys file such that the entry for ttyp0 allows root user connections:
ttyp0 none network secure
You'll also need to edit the client's /etc/rc.conf file as well to have it
boot to multi-user mode.
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