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From: Panagiotis Christopoulos <pxrist@...>
Subject: Re: IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 18:11:10 +0200
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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