On Wed, 20 May 1998 at 19:43:39 -0400, Frank Mandarino wrote:
Greg Lehey writes:
The boot: message itself is an uncertain case. It comes from the
bootstrap, technically not part of FreeBSD, though it's supplied with
it. The trouble is, when it starts it can't know where to write to
until it reads in the commands, so I don't think it's possible to get
it to write to the serial console. I suppose it would be possible to
rewrite the bootstrap to always use the serial console, but I don't
know of anybody who has done it.
I got the boot: prompt to appear on the serial console of my
2.2.6-RELEASE system by:
1) building my kernel with "options COMCONSOLE" to force the serial
2) creating a /boot.config file containing the option "-P", to use the
serial console if no keyboard is found,
3) unplugging my keyboard.
The file /usr/src/sys/i386/boot/biosboot/README.serial contains further
Thanks for the information, Frank.
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