Subject: Serial console on i386
To: NetBSD Misc Tech <>
From: Al Snell <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 10/23/2000 18:57:51
Can anyone tell me how to make this work? I managed to get com0 set up and
run a getty on my serial port, but I want it to be my boot console too,
since I'm setting this up on an Intel ISP1100, which runs without a video
card (optionally). Its BIOS can talk via the first serial port, so I
should be able to dump wscons (there being no video device for it to talk
to...) and use the serial port for everything.

Sadly, man 4 options doesn't seem to cover the serial console options, and
my attempts at making it work on various i386 machines lying around caused
a variety of crashes. I figure I'm missing something. Anybody done this


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