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From: Karin Willers <karin@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 16:34:08
Message-Id: 1204475637.5568.15.camel@ratlos
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard by Panagiotis Christopoulos
Hello All,

bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS0

did it - thanks for the speedy reply!

Cheers,  Karin
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On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 18:11 +0200, Panagiotis Christopoulos wrote:
> On 16:47 Sun 02 Mar , Karin Willers wrote: > > Hello All, > > > > I'm currently trying to install Gentoo MIPS on an IP30 without > > monitor (and hence no keyboard connected). Connection to the > > Octane is made serially from a laptop running minicom. > > > > I think, the machine (R12000 @ 400 MHz, 2 GByte RAM) boots the > > ip30-r10k+-20050820.img image file correctly: > > > > >> bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 > > Setting $netaddr to 192.168.0.70 (from server ) > > Obtaining from server > > 8520560+306368 entry: 0xa800000020799000 > > > > but there is no further output; probably there is no getty > > running on the serial port. > > > > Question 1: Is there an image that has serial console enabled? > I'm not sure, but you can try this: > bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS0 > or > bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS1 > > > Question 2: What is the format of the .img file that is loaded > > via tftp - maybe there's a chance to add an entry for the > > serial port (what is the proper special file here?) in the > > initrd? > > > > Thanks, Karin > > > I hope this works, > > Panagiotis Christopoulos(pchrist)
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Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard Karin Willers <karin@×××××.de>