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Re: NetBSD-7.0 boots OK and NetBSD-8.0 hangs/crashes during boot on a MacBook7,1
Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Hello. I'm thinking of notebooks. Yes, they have screens and
> keyboards, but those are not always usable and, having a serial console
> over USB could let someone install to a notebook remotely.
> Also, I've encountered some Intel based appliance boards that don't have easily
> used serial ports on them. When they're installed in cramped wiring
> closets, it's much easier to get a USB serial port on them than it is to
> get a screen and keyboard.
It's not just laptops and appliance boards - even ATX sized PC
motherboards have been made with no com ports for a long time,
for example the Intel DH67CL from 2011. The specifications at
# of Serial Ports: 0
Serial Port via Internal Header: No
and when booting NetBSD on one, the dmesg output contains no "com" entry.
Andreas Gustafsson, gson%gson.org@localhost
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