On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 09:08 -0600, Matt Domsch wrote: > On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 10:37:01AM -0400, eclark wrote: > > there any way to force serial console redirection in the kernel, so I can > > log > > boot sequences? It gets a bit old having to continuously reboot to stare at > > scrolling messages when you are trying to do kernel testing. >
Just for the record, I just tested: - An Intel Server Motherboard SE7520* - A Dell PE2950 - An Axiomtek SBC83672 All have Phoenix BIOS. All exhibit the same behavior. I/O to the console does not get redirected to serial _unless_ it was sent there via a BIOS call. Ah la, DOS. The only options are: - Write a framebuffer driver for the kernel that uses BIOS calls (_not likely_, and for which there would most presumably be no terminal disciplines capable of running sysint/sysinstall) - Convince hardware vendors like Dell/Intel to implement a more Real Weasel-like console redirection system (not likely) - Convince Dell not to re-write the ActiveX applet that is the DRAC5 interface in something slight more portable, such as...oh, Java. - During emergency scenarios like DRP deployment, have a Windows system around. - Buy an OpenBoot enabled platform. =p J/K #3 seems most logical. Well at least now I understand the problem in its entirely. Thanks all. ~BAS > That's easy. > > 1) Disable (or really, don't enable) console redirection in BIOS SETUP. > 2) Put on the kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 > > We do 99% of our kernel debugging this way. > -- Brian A. Seklecki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Collaborative Fusion, Inc. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"