Hi, At Tue, 18 Sep 2007 06:32:07 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote: > As a computer user who happens to be blind, I have > always wanted to use the headless installation method to build > FreeBSD systems. After FreeBSD version 5, things seemed to go a > bit wrong and I am trying to figure out whether it is me not > doing something right or if there is a bug. > > The sequence as I understand it from previous > documentation is to boot the CD, wait for the lull in activity > and then hit the number 6. After that, you type > > boot -h > > and the serial port usually comes up. > > On some systems, it comes up at the wrong speed which > turns out to be 115,200 baud, but it does come up. > > What then happens after that is what I am writing this > message about. > > The kernel on the CD boots but then it can't seem to > find the hard drives and the whole process is dead on arrival > with a spew of errors about not finding any media followed by a > lockup. > > If I have a cowworker help me and run the install off > the new system's video display, all is well and we get a good > FreeBSD installation. > > Can anybody think of a way to get the headless install > to work in FreeBSD 6.2? > > Many thanks.
Try: console="comconsole,vidconsole" boot instead of "boot -h". --- Watanabe Kazuhiro ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) R.I.P. Colin McLae. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"