Re: sporatic failure to boot on sgi750
Hmmm, I would have suggested ttyS0 but I'm not sure where the proper
location for VGA is.... Some internal documentation at HP indicates tty1
may also work--it suggests tty1 but says tty0 should also work.
I don't have a system like this to test on.
On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 19:54 -0400, Brian Szymanski wrote:
> > I used to have a very similar problem on my Compaq DL590/64. I
> > fixed it
> > by adding "console=tty0" to the ELILO kernel argument list. It was
> > doing just what David said, semi-randomly choosing between VGA and
> > serial console. I have no idea why.
> Unfortunately, I added this to elilo.conf (see attach), ran elilo, and
> rebooted... And the behavior is the same. If I had thought about it I
> wouldn't have expected it to work anyway, since when the system is
> unpingable as well when it stops outputting text, even after a few
> minutes (I guess it's possible the kernel blocks waiting for the
> serial console, but that seems unlikely) ... Maybe it's time to start
> poking in the BIOS...
> Thanks again for the ideas so far... Any others?
> Brian Szymanski
> plain text document attachment (elilo.conf)
> ## elilo configuration file generated by elilo 3.6-3.1