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 From:  "Barry Mather" <barry dot mather at dore dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Serial Console
 Date:  Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:26:36 +1100
this was posted a while back, in boot.config you can eithe use -h which
will force all output to the serial, or -P which will detect for a
keyboard, if none attached will use serial ..

Here is the recipe:
 
1.    Use physdiskwrite.exe (if you use Windows) to prime the
CompactFlash with the "Generic PC" image ;
2.    Download "m0n0wall Live Installer" wich is basically a LiveCD
version of FreeBSD specially made to make mods of the m0n0wall image
files.  The URL is:  http://chrisbuechler.com/index.php?id=17
3.    Boot the ISO (either in a virtual machine in a product like VMware
- use a Physical Disk for your CF if you go for VMware - or on a
physical machine);
4.    Type camcontrol devlist  OR  atacontrol list (depending if the CF
card is appearing as a SCSI or IDE drive - try both) to know of BSD has
seen your CF card and to know the device name under it appear;
5.    Mount the CF card in FreeBSD with these commands:
        # mkdir /mnt/cf
        # mount /dev/da0 /mnt/cf            (if da0 is the name if your
CF card in BSD)
        # cd /mnt/dev
6.    Create a file called boot.config located at the root of the
mounted image (ie  /mnt/cf  in this example) with vi and just put "-h"
without the quotes in this file and save it.
7.    Type these commands:
        # sync
        # cd ..
        # umount cf
8.    Shutdown the LiveCD by issuing a reboot command or init 0 and
you're done.
 
This enable the Serial Console in the Boot blocks, during the Boot
loader and set the Console to serial for the kernel.
 
I hope this helps,

Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Mattke [mailto:a dot mattke at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 3:55 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Serial Console

Is there somewhere where I can download an image of monowall with serial
console support enabled by default for generic-pc ?

I have a firebox II that I've been working on for a week or so now that
I can't get the keyboard header to work at all on and I obviously can't
get into the web interface yet to make any changes.

Thanks,

Anthony

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