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Re: Forcing a serial console for the kernel

        Hello.  You're correct.  Any kernel that has serial support in it,
i.e. device com* at something, will be able to use any of those serial
devices as console assuming the bios sets the device up at boot time, and
you can tell the boot loader to use that device as a serial console.  I use
serial consoles all over the place, and I never use the kernel options for
getting those serial consoles pointed at the devices I want.
On Mar 28,  5:46am, "STEPHEN JONES, W0TTY" wrote:
} Subject: Re: Forcing a serial console for the kernel
} On Mar 28, 2010, at 12:21 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:
} > On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 21:25:25 -0700
} > "STEPHEN JONES, W0TTY" <> wrote:
} >
} >> I've also looked using the new boot.cfg file and also installboot,
} >> but there does
} >> not see to be a well documented method for setting up serial console
} >> support.
} On Mar 28, 2010, at 12:21 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:
} > $ l /usr/mdec/mbr_com0_9600
} > -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  512 Jul 30  2009 /usr/mdec/mbr_com0_9600
} > $ man i386/mbr
} > or
} > $ man bootselect
} $ ls -laRtpoq /usr/mdec/mbr_com0_9600;uname -m
} ls: /usr/mdec/mbr_com0_9600: No such file or directory
} i386
} I've already looked at those manpages which is what led to my post to  
} the list.
} fdisk and installboot would seem the tools needed to update the mbr,  
} however,
} this is a system that already boots to a serial console. If this is  
} not the
} correct discussion list to be asking such questions, I can try else  
} where.
} The issue I have is that if I use 'consdev com0' at the boot prompt,  
} should I
} not be able to redirect console output to the serial port on a PC for  
} any
} kernel regardless of whether as long as their is driver support for  
} 'com'?
} What I'm getting at is it is not entirely clear nor documented in an  
} obvious
} place (such as INSTALL.txt).
>-- End of excerpt from "STEPHEN JONES, W0TTY"

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