On Thursday 04 June 2009 17:28:56 Tim Judd wrote: > On 6/4/09, Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: > >> Hello list, > >> > >> Is it possible to boot into the serial console from the installation > >> CD, or must boot.flp be used as per > > > > make your own CD > > > > add file boot.config containing just one line: > > > > -P > > > > to existing, make sure you it's bootable (mkisofs -b boot/cdboot > > -no-emul-boot) and record > > > > refer to > > > > man boot.config
Unless things have changed since I last did this, this isn't going to work. First of all, the CD boot process doesn't pick up the boot.config. Secondly, many motherboards use a BIOS which causes the -P test to fail. What you can do is create boot/loader.conf on the CD image containing console="comconsole" > > Sure that's enough? ttys is still going to mark the ttyd0 line as > "off" and won't present a tty/login then. Yes, it is. You don't need a login for an installation. You do need to make sure you enable the correct serial port (usually ttyd0, as you point out) in /etc/ttys before you reboot at the end of the installation. > I think it's more complicated than that. And what if the boot process > hangs for some reason? no console output either by your solution. It's not an ideal process (particularly since the serial console only cuts in at a very late stage). One day I will make time to sit down and work out how to do it properly on a CD. Jonathan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"