[Soekris] GRUB terminal emulation?
seebs at plethora.net
Fri Aug 20 05:13:03 UTC 2004
In message <4125745E.5050106 at starnetworks.us>, "Kevin P. Fleming" writes:
>I've got a silly newbie question... I just purchased two net4801-50
>boards, using them with 256MB Lexar CF cards. I am building a
>uClibc/busybox root filesystem (using the buildroot kit), and will be
>running the latest 2.6 kernel. I can build my root filesystem, put it
>onto the CF, install GRUB into the boot sector, all works fine (using
>another system of course).
>I then move the CF card into the net4801, power it up, and let it boot.
>I see the two normal GRUB loading messages (from stage1 and stage2),
>then the screen clears and I get random gibberish. Typically this would
>be because my terminal emulation doesn't match the output, but I've
>tried every emulator I can find (on both Linux and Windows), all are set
>for VT100 or ANSI and still no dice. I just can't get to the GRUB prompt
>to tell it to load my kernel and continue booting.
Seems more likely it's a baud rate mismatch. A lot of serial console things
are tied to 9600 by default, if your console is 19.2 for the combios console,
then you'd get "gibberish".
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