[Soekris] com speed changing during boot

Nikola (Nick) Gyurov ngyurov at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 02:20:30 CEST 2015


It's 'set ConSpeed=9600'.
Case-sensitive.
All explained here: https://soekris.com/media/manuals/net6501_manual.pdf
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Regards,
Nick


On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Jeff Simmons <jeff at j-simmons.net> wrote:
> On Saturday, June 06, 2015 04:20:28 pm Christian Weisgerber wrote:
>> On 2015-06-06, Jeff Simmons <jeff at j-simmons.net> wrote:
>> > I have suddenly run into a problem with one of my Soekris net6501 boxes.
>> > When I first boot it, the com speed is 19200, but just before the boot
>> > prompt it switches to 9600. This is raising problems with upgrading the
>> > OS (OpenBSD). Any idea what's wrong, and anything I can do to fix this?
>>
>> That's due to different defaults in the Soekris comBIOS (19200) and
>> the OpenBSD boot loader (9600).  If you want to switch the latter to
>> 19200, add
>> stty com0 19200
>> to /etc/boot.conf.
>
> Tried that, doesn't work. It goes at 19200 up until the boot prompt, switches
> to 9600 after, and then goes to 19200 at the login: prompt. Can't read the
> /etc/boot.conf file until the HD is mounted.
>
>> Alternatively, you could set the comBIOS to
>> 9600.
>
> How does one do that? I tried several commands after Ctrl-P early in the boot
> process, but kept getting 'syntax error'.
>
> I have about a dozen net6501s running OpenBSD, and this is the first time I've
> seen this.
>
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> Jeff Simmons                                   jeff at j-simmons.net
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