Re: Headless install on LX164
Adam C Powell IV <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Unfortunately my memory is a bit foggy. I think you have to change the
> > console device on the root floppy so it looks like:
> > $ ls -l /dev/console
> > crw--w--w- 1 root tty 5, 1 Nov 6 05:41 /dev/console
> Cool! How can I do that? I tried mounting the ramdisk image floppy, but that
> was obviously wrong... Do I have to somehow MAKEDEV in the root floppy /dev?
Its most likely a .gz file. Unpack it and you get an ext2 filesystem.
> > I believe that the one on the floppy is a symlink to /dev/tty.
> Really? Any idea on why this is? Seems like a proper /dev/console shouldn't
> take up that much space, and would make life easier for folks like me. :-)
> (Then again, it sounds like the new boot floppies are quite starved for space,
> counting every byte...)
> Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > Adam C Powell IV <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Any hope? With the slink boot floppies, I load the ramdisk from
> > > root.bin floppy and then get confirmation that it mounted root, and
> > > recommendation that e2fsck be run, then nothing. I don't suppose
> > > there's a way to get dbootstrap to use a serial console...
> > Hmm, you should be able to set the initial console at the boot prompt
> > via "tty=XXX". Serial console should be fine there.
> tty=what? I tried tty=/dev/ttyS0 which is the serial line where the console is,
> but got the same message as above- can't open initial console.
Maybe /dev/ttyS0 isn´t present on the boot floppy and thus can´t be