[Soekris] net5501 FreeBSD install - console useless after loader
ryan at u13.net
Thu Sep 4 13:04:29 UTC 2008
I am currently using 9600 for everything, including the BIOS.
The garbled output consists of a bunch of garbled-looking output that
scrolls by on the bottom line of the console very rapidly and then stops
with the terminal's cursor indented 5 spaces on the bottom line.
It does appear that the kernel is using the serial line, but it is not
scrolling the buffer. I need to find a means of recompiling the loader
according to the "Fix the Terminal Emulation for the Serial Console"
section at http://www.michaelbrumm.com/how-to-install-freebsd-pxe.html
as that may be the issue.
Bernd Walter wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:12:20AM -0400, Ryan Rawdon wrote:
>> Building the boot loader
>> Relocating the loader and the
>> Starting the BTX
>> /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x6fd45c data=0xad540+0x5a680
>> [useless kernel output here]
> What do you mean by useless kernel output?
> So the kernel does use the serial?
> Then it is likely a bps rate problem.
> The kernel defaults to 9600bps, but the soekris does not.
> If you use the BIOS rate in your terminal programm then you will not
> get useable characters once the kernel switches to 9600.
> One way is to switch the BIOS to 9600 as well.
> Otherwise set FreeBSD to the BIOS rate.
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