Subject: Re: NetBSD without Console?
To: Martin Moutarde <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 11/07/1995 08:28:04
On Tue, 7 Nov 1995 15:09:13 +0100 (MET) 
 Martin Moutarde <> wrote:

 > I got a problem, installing netBSD on sun 3/110, 3/50 and 3/60.
 > I have to boot them over network with no console installed.
 > Whenever i boot the system via network, the kernel was loaded
 > and the system hangs at the "console on kbd0 (keyboard/display)"
 > initialization (sun 3/110). How can i redirect the console-I/O
 > to the first serial port?

You need to set the console value in the eeprom correctly.  If you can 
get booted, you can use the eeprom(8) utility.  Otherwise, you'll have to 
do it from the monitor.  To do that, you'll need to type the following 
sequence at the PROM monitor:

	q 1f <return>
	10 <return>
	. <return>

(If memory serves me right, anyhow.)

Hope this helps.

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