netboot services, Soekris 4801
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Apr 15 13:45:12 PDT 2005
:Anyone used it successfully?
:All the usual stuff rolls past, key generation, and the last thing
:displayed is the date, which I suppose is pretty much right before the
:login prompt should appear, and then nothing more happens, AFAIK. No
:login prompt. No cursor.
:This is with a Soekris 4801, serial cable and either
:HyperTerminal in Windows XP or SerialConnect in BeOS.
:(There's an issue with the BTX loader output, probably caused
:by the 4801's graphics being redirected to the serial port,
:resulting in duplicate output, but that's only at first.
:When the kernel starts the output isn't garbled anymore.)
:/Jonas Sundström. www.kirilla.com
I think the CD may not be running a getty on the serial console. That
would be an oversight on our part. If the console is going to the
serial port we should run a getty on it too. It was originally removed
because it was blowing up machines that didn't have serial ports.
You should be able to boot into single-user mode, but getting the
environment working is another matter. You could try manually mounting
/etc, modifying /etc/ttys, enabling the entry for ttyd0, and then
'exit'ing to have it finish booting.
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