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Re: Boot with no working console?
In article <53750EFE.8070706%uw.edu@localhost>, Konrad Schroder
>I have an PC Engines APU1C that I've been trying to boot into NetBSD.
>The problem is that it has no frame buffer hardware at all, and the
>serial ports, as far as I can tell, don't work (either with the
>bootloader or with the kernel, though BIOS interaction works well enough
>I've booted it through DHCP/TFTP and hacked init(8) to dump dmesg to a
>file before it bails; the dmesg is included below. init(8) fails with
>ENXIO at init.c line 631.
>My question is, suppose that there will never be a working console
>device for this box. If everything else works, I don't care about the
>console---I don't really need it. Is there a way to tell NetBSD "there
>is no console, deal with it"? (The logic in sys/arch/x86/consinit.c
>leads me to believe that there is not.) If not, what's the best way to
>go about building a null console device that I could redirect
>/dev/console to, that might allow init(8) to boot multi-user?
mknod /dev/console c 2 2 (/dev/null)?
Well, perhaps the boot block don't map the right com port to the console.
Have you tried to make some boot blocks that use com1?
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