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 From:  Melvin Backus <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>
 To:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>, Christiaens Joachim <jchristi at oce dot be>, Brandon Holland <brandon at cookssaw dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Re: [bayes] RE: [m0n0wall] ASK - generic PChardwa rerequirements RAM
 Date:  Mon, 05 Jan 2004 19:04:08 -0500
At 04:56 PM 1/5/2004, Chad R. Larson wrote:
>At 11:49 AM 1/5/2004, Christiaens Joachim wrote:
> >Weren't we talking about 'Generic PC'?
> >So to be correct:
> >a serial port (with host and terminal program for initial setup)
> >OR
> >a graphics card and keyboard controller (with monitor and keyboard for
> >initial setup)
>Yes, you're correct.  But the question was for a "minimal" system, and for
>some a monitor would have to be an acquisition.
> >I even doubt the generic image is configured to use serial for the
> >console... ?
>It will if it can't find a display adapter.

There doesn't have to be a monitor attached, but many PCs will not even 
post without a display adapter.

>           -crl
>Chad R. Larson (CRL22)    chad at eldocomp dot com
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