[Soekris] Re: Newbie Mistake with net4526?

jari.heikkinen@modirum.com jari.heikkinen at modirum.com
Mon Oct 10 07:42:59 UTC 2005

> What would you recommend I use? I didn't want to use fat, so I ruled 
> out syslinux, and I ruled out lilo because its old I guess.

Booting soekris with grub works, however grub console/serial autodetection 
does not work on soekris board. At least not with 4801.

E.g. the following lines in the beginning of /boot/grub/menu.lst DO NOT 

        serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
        terminal --timeout=10 serial

The following line in the beginning of /boot/grub/menu.lst works:

        terminal --timeout=10 --dump --silent

The entry that I use for booting a modified knoppix is:
        title           kn37flash
        root            (hd0,0)
        kernel          /boot/isolinux/linux24 ramdisk_size=100000 
init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce keyboard=fi xkeyboard=fi dma 
nodhcp noeject noprompt BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
        initrd          /boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz

The linux console output should go to the serial line by appending 
console=ttyS0,19200n8 to the kernel line, but I never got that working. In 
case someone knows how to fix that, please drop a note, however everything 
seems to work well without it.

Best Regards,


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