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Re: DECStation Blues

Subject: Re: DECStation Blues
From: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 19:27:04 +0200
In-reply-to: "Your message of Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:58:13 EDT." <01be9059$ca4410a0$f0045598@ricehome>
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.


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