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Re: Same problem with my Personal Decstation 5000/25

On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 03:31:24PM +0000, The Fungi wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 01:26:57AM +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
> [snip]
> > Are you using serial console? If yes, you have to boot with
> > "console=ttyS2" as kernel parameter.
> [clip]
> Similar to the problem described above, my pds5k/25 does the same
> with the current tftpimage-r3k-kn02 in woody:
>    >>boot 3/tftp/tftpimage-r3k-kn02 console=ttyS2
>    2146304+2084864+99792
>    This DECstation is a Personal DS5000/xx
> ...and then it sits there, blinking cursor staring deep into my
> soul. Hours pass and I decide to make my IQ deficiency a matter of
> public record. I have no DEC keyboard or monitor. This is all via a
> serial nullmodem and minicom from a PC running sid. Suggestions?

A Personal DECstation a.k.a. Maxine does not have ttyS2 - the serial
port is ttyS0 there. Unfortunately, you will not get very far even with 
the correct console device, as there is a bug in the Linux kernel which
causes a complete freeze of the system right after starting the
installer on this kind of system. This happens _only_ on Personal
DECstations, but nobody has yet been able to find out the reason for
the crash yet. This crash is the reason why the Personal DECstation
series is listed as "currently unsupported" in the Debian/mipsel
install documentation.

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