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Re: Booting from serial
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Booting from serial
- From: Greg Thomas <ethant_(_at_)_2fortheroad_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 19:50:10 -0700 (PDT)
On Thu, 3 May 2001, Greg Thomas wrote:
> On Fri, 4 May 2001, Henning Brauer wrote:
> > On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 03:38:49PM -0700, Greg Thomas wrote:
> > > Is the only reason my box didn't reboot because I had set it to com1
> > > instead of com0? I noticed that Henning had mentioned on 4/27 that
> > > -current will reboot without the terminal attached.
> > Yep, and it still does. May I assume that you had run older OpenBSD versions
> > on this machine before? If this is the case, did you install a new
> > bootloader (cd /usr/mdec and so on - it's somewhere in the FAQ)? If not, it
> > maybe the bios.
> I had a 4/21 snapshot installed, updated from CVS on 5/2 and
> re-compiled. Didn't do anything about the bootloader. I'll no more
> tonight when I get home.
Ok, it looked like "set tty com1" in /etc/boot.conf was the culprit. Now
it boots with or without terminal attached. However, Henning mentioned
that he has trouble entering stuff at the boot prompt. On my setup so far
I never even see a boot prompt.
But at least I can see everything except for the BIOS messages now.