DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-07
Re: Soekris 4501
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
> 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