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Re: dmesg aquisition question
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: dmesg aquisition question
- From: Greg Thomas <getbsd_(_at_)_sbcglobal_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 11:38:01 -0800
On Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003, at 09:24 US/Pacific, Dietlein, Charles wrote:
I am attempting to install 3.2 on a box I recently aquired.
floppy32.fs panics before getting to the end of the dmesg, so I can't
exactly type pipe 'dmesg' to a file. Since the standard "The operating
system has halted. Press any key to reboot." message appears, I can't
how to get the dmesg (other than typing the last third of it that is
So my question is this (obviously): how do I get the dmesg? I've
Google and the archives, but to no avail.
I believe you're looking for
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq7.html#SerCon. You can make an install
floppy that boots to a serial console, but I've had no problems just
blindly typing in "set tty com0" at the boot prompt for troubleshooting
purposes. Instructions for the boot floppy are in the archives.
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