Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > ... It's pretty pointless having a remote console if you > can't type 'boot' into it. And it's hard to have the network > interface configured and up, with network comms programs running when > the system is sitting at the boot-loader prompt.
Hmmmm. I was thinking that the serial port only got into the picture after the kernel was loaded and / was mounted so /etc/ttys could be read to configure the console, but you remind me that it comes into play during a mid-phase of the boot loading. So what I'm looking for would require a considerable change to the boot loader. I wonder if it has to fit into a few (up to about 15, IIRC) boot records, or if it could use some code under /boot/? Oh well, you've convinced me that Ethernet consoles can't be easily supported (though it still seems useful enough that someone would have done it by now). Thanks. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"