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Re: Soekris 4501

From: "Jonas Sundström" <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:55:07 +0200 CEST

Scott Ullrich <geekgod@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I ran into this behavior today.   Shouldnt we invoke the
> serial console if there is no vga present on bootup?

The Soekris boards have vga (text modes only) emulation.
I don't know if they look like they have an actual vga device
or not.

>  When booting a Soekris 4501 with NetBoot installation
> services it appears to hang right after trying to launch getty.
> Is there an easy way to make this work without any knobs 
> for headless machines?

I've suggested a third /etc directories on the Installer CD:
/etc (cdrom) /etc.hdd and /etc.netboot, to enable different 
serial settings for the netboot targets.

Perhaps your idea to check for vga and fall back to serial
when missing is a better alternative, if the Soekris can be 
properly identified as missing vga.

/Jonas Sundström.                   www.kirilla.com

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