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Re: Fwd: OpenBSD/SGI snapshot fails to boot from harddisk



On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 01:36:12AM -0600, david l goodrich wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 23:14:04 -0800, Jacob Meuser <jakemsr_(_at_)_jakemsr_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 12:46:22AM -0600, david l goodrich wrote:
> > > anyone?
> > >
> > > surely /someone/ has successfully installed the port by now and can
> > > provide me with a `hinv` and `printenv` to get me going on the right
> > > track...
> > >    --david
> > >
> > 
> > > > then it reboots.  my printenv looks like this:
> > 
> > > > console=s
> > 
> > console=d
> 
> no, i want console=s.  i'm using a serial console, as i haven't got an
> apropriate monitor.
>   --david

yes, you do want console=d.

I don't have a monitor hooked up to the machine, I'm also using
a serial console.

also, INSTALL.sgi says

    To change to serial console, go into the ARCS Maintenance Console
    and change the ``console'' environment variable, and power-cycle
    the machine.

    > setenv console d

so, RTFM, and don't tell people who do RTFM they're wrong.

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