bootloader problems

Eugene communique at
Tue Feb 14 02:51:50 PST 2006

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
Eugene wrote:

I've noticed some problems wit bootloader: when it comes to a boot 
menu and the countdown is started, on some machines a counter does not 
count from 10 to 0, but cycles in 9-8-9-8 and so on, and after 10 
seconds prints some garbage on screen and hangs.

do you have serial equipment connected to those machines?  modem, mouse, 

dragonfly by default spawns a serial bootloader console, so this could 
be the cause.

Thank You!

That's may be right. All those machines have an old-style serial mices.
BTW, a machine with the ISA non-PNP modem, (USR Sportster 14400, it has 
his own serial port controller, as I can understand) boots with no problem.

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