Subject: Re: Stuck with boot fase 2
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 04/01/2005 09:35:18

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 04:45:07 +0200 (CEST)
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:

> These numbers are from the "boot" programm (I think), they are the size of 
> code, data etc. read from the kernel into memory. One thing that may be a 
> problem here is simply that the output is sent to some (non-existing) 
> console instead of the serial console. Checking the installboot(8) 
> manpage, adding something like "-o console=com0" or similar may help.

Setting -o console=com0 did the trick. I have a bootable mini NetBSD on my Soekris board.
Now it's time to customize the thing.

> Likewise (if you don't care fo the kernel boot messages), make sure that 
> you have getty enabled on /dev/tty00 in the system's /etc/ttys, which 
> should then start a getty at the end of the multiuserboot - assuming it 
> gets that far; the NetBSD install disks don't do this AFAIK, in contrast 
> to a "normal"/full NetBSD installation.

You're right, there is no /etc/ttys on the install disks.
Thanks a lot for your help, Hubert.


M. Jessa