C J Rice writes:
>I would appreciate some specific ino on boot prompt commands for the 3100.
>This is most likely where I am fouled up. In particular, should I be able
>to switch the console so that console commands are typed via the serial port
>on the 3100?
My 3100 manual tells me that the command to select the console on the
standard serial console port (== printer port!, not communications port),
is "setenv console 8"
>I was booting via the console on the monitor / keyboard. Once I tried a the
>console= it just seems to hang (i.e. no more info on the monitor after a
>point). If I am lucky, it is spewing out a serial port happily waiting for
>So, some specific 3100 info would really help me.
try the following boot command:
boot -f tftp() "console=ttyS3 single rw"
Assuming you use my declinuxroot-990128.tgz, which likes to have
its root FS mounted read-write.
I had indeed some trouble getting the serial port running on the 3100,
and running getty made the system panic. But single user should be OK.
>Thanks for all the support.