Actually, I am running a boot image built from linux-2_2_1-dec.tar with
mipsel-cross-egcs-1_0_2-1_i386.rpm. And, it still does not work. I enter
the setenv console 8 and then boot -f tftp() "console=ttyS3 single rw" and
all I get are the 3 lines on the DECStatio head. No action on either serial
port. Sure is an odd thing to set console to (eight). Should I try the
release you referenced? Are you aware of specific differences in source to
explain this behavior? The MMJ cable that I am using has worked for other
uses, so I don't suspect it.
On a related note, what is the pinout for the DECStation 5000 so that I can
give one of them a whirl? Don't have any connectors for a keyboard / mouse.
From: Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: DECStation Blues
>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
>>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
>>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
>>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.