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Re: Booting over serial
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Booting over serial
- From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd_(_at_)_bsws_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 14:28:07 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 09:51:53AM -0700, Nicholas Janzen wrote:
> If I do this on the average i386 box, would I be able to remove the video
> card, or does the bios still need this to boot.
Depends on the bios, it works on most boxes. I have tons of servers without
videocard here (incluyding nifty 1U boxes without space for them).
> Cause this can save purchasing alot of video cards.
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Henning Brauer wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 12:23:58AM +0200, Paul de Weerd wrote:
> > > Is it at all possible to direct kernel messages over a serial port ?
> > > And if so, how do I configure that ?
> > echo "set tty com0" > /etc/boot.conf
> > Note that this requires a serial console attached to com0 or the machine
> > would not boot for OpenBSD <2.9
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