> On Thu, Apr 02, 1998 at 03:06:21PM -0500, Dong Liu wrote:
> > Ok, I got a serial cable , connect it, type "nvram console d", now I
> > can boot irix from a serial terminal, but for linux, the message
> > didn't come out, maybe all the serial parameters are not set right.
> Linux doesn't accept the value ``dd'' for the console variable. If you
> try, Linux should complain about the setting and enter the interactive
> firmware mode again. Could you try setting console to either d1 or d2
> according to the serial line you're using?
For reduced user confusion, accepting "console=d" as an alias
for "console=d1" might reduce user confusion.