Subject: Re: port-amd64/34259: no ps2 hardware means show stopper when usb fails
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/25/2006 15:43:11
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 10:03:59PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:29:37PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
>> >you should be able to change this from the boot promt:
>> >consdev com2
>> >and then you should see the boot loader prompt on com2 (and nothing on
>> >VGA any more).
>> That's not what happens, from serial console, I get:
>> > consdev com2                                                                  
>> >> NetBSD/amd64 BIOS Boot, Revision 3.2                                         
>> >> (, Sun Aug 20 22:12:26 UTC 2006)                         
>> >> Memory: 630/2096064 k                                                        
>> > boot                                                                          
>> booting fd0a:netbsd                                                             
>> 3437976+5223824+217008=0x9788c0                                                 
>> and serial stops, boot continues on vga.
>Then this doesn't work the same way as on i386 :(
>Maybe this could need another PR ...

okay, I opened install/34280
for the serial issue.

(I really don't know if it is an install, kern or port-amd64.)

Is it possible for someone to make me a 3.1_RC1 install ISO with
installboot console=com1 and =com2 kernels available? It would
be a BIG help. -- I'd like to test out the new if_bge code in
3.1 while it is still a RC; network interface is my third and
hopefully last issue with these 16 opterons on 8 blades....

I think it's just a matter of taking the ISO and running
installboot to make a few extra kernels available and saving a new
isofs. Hopefully someone can do this or send me the steps, it will
take me into next week to figure out the exact process.

// George

George Georgalis, Information Systems Scientist, Metrum Research Group
2 Tunxis Road, Suite 112, Tariffville, CT 06081; direct: 860.670.4346