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 From:  Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] generic pc & console instead of VGA adapter
 Date:  Mon, 06 Feb 2006 07:27:36 +0100
--On 5. februar 2006 22:22 -0500 Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:

> On 2/5/06, Marko Vukovic <marko at aquamanta dot co dot za> wrote:
>> the quickstart guide (http://doc.m0n0.ch/quickstartpc/),
> I can't really recommend that guide right now.  It's being worked
> through by someone right now, and should be updated soon, but it has
> quite a bit of information for the WRAP that doesn't belong there.
> (the WRAP was done first, the rest are a copy from it)
> In order to use a serial console on a generic PC install, you do need
> to edit the image, because serial console isn't enabled on the generic
> PC image (because if you enable it, and there is no serial port, getty
> will continually respawn, causing unnecessary load on the machine).
> If you're having trouble getting a serial console to come up, I would
> just install a video card in the box to assign the interfaces (at
> which point you should be able to get into the webGUI), and once
> you're done with the initial setup, you can take out the video card.
> -Chris

I have done it that way and it works but be carefull: you need to have at 
least one serial port enabled in BIOS otherwise it won't boot.

Sasa Stupar