Andrew Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > tags 105451 + potato
> > thanks
> > Andrew Young <email@example.com> writes:
> >> It appears that the "compact" flavor has no support for serial
> >> ports.
> > It does in unstable. Please try the unstable version, that is,
> > boot-floppies 3.0.7 or better.
> Thanks for the suggestion! I was reluctant to try the unstable version;
> just how unstable is it? I know some of those are really quite usable,
> while others are big trouble.
I'm not saying do a complete install from unstable. I'm just saying
to boot and see if the serial console seems to be available, say, in
tty2. That is pretty harmless because it doesn't install anything.
Unless you have a CD or install base from floppies (which is
totally bleeding edge) you still won't be able to install base via
PPP, but at least you can get farther.
.....Adam Di Carlo....firstname.lastname@example.org.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>