On  3 Jan, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 04-Jan-02 Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>> After 25 days of  uptime I rebuilt the world, and  can no longer boot
>> as usual.  Both boot/loader and  boot/loader.old (from Oct  30) flash
>> the list of devices and immediately reset the computer.
> Any chance you could setup a serial console and catch the output?

This is my only computer...
>> My only way to bring it up is to press space at the right moment, get
>> the Boot: prompt and load/boot kernel directly bypassing the loader.
>> This works,  but there  is no  console output  (it goes  from spinner
>> straight into the login prompt). I guess, the console output is being
>> sent down  sio0, where there  is an  external modem now.  Turning the
>> modem off does not change anything...
> No, you have  no console because you have no  hints. If you statically
> compile your hints into your kernel, you will have a console again.

Why  did  it change  all  of  a sudden?  Did  hints  get blown  away  by
installworld at's the point? Why is the serial console default?



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