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From: Karin Willers <karin@...>
Subject: Re: IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 17:33:57 +0100
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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