Re: Indy, headless
On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 11:33:15PM +0000, The Fungi wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 08:29:21PM +0100, Hartwig Atrops wrote:
> > > setenv console s1
> > I changed the environment parameter from console=g to console=s1 today.
> > Without keyboard (and mouse) the machine does not boot (and the monitor stays
> > dark). No ping response. With keyboard attached, it boots. Mouse does not
> > work, I cannot select the menue item to set console to g again.
> > What now?
> What you have done is to put the console on the serial port. Without
> a serial terminal or another machine to act as a terminal emulator,
> this may not have been what you really wanted. If you do want to run
> it headless and have another machine act as a serial console on it,
> you'll need an 8-pin mini-DIN serial cable for the port on the Indy
> (same kind that older Macintosh computers used for connecting an
> external modem) and a null-modem adaptor and possibly gender/size
> changers from there to whatever kind of serial port is on the other
> machine running the terminal emulator. I am not aware of a way to
> break into the PROM monitor from the KVM when the console is set to
> the serial port, but that's not to say there isn't one.
There is a jumper on the Indy's mainboard near the Clock/Battery block.
Switch the Indy off, open it, short the jumper, and power it on; this
will it force to boot in console mode PROM. Then switch the console
back to "g", power the machine down, open the jumper, an close the box