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From: Panagiotis Christopoulos <pxrist@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 16:11:19
Message-Id: 20080302161110.GA4380@Vereniki.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard by Karin Willers
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 (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) -- gentoo-mips@l.g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-mips] IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard Karin Willers <karin@×××××.de>