[parisc-linux] Booting up C110

Grant Grundler grundler@puffin.external.hp.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 04:25:53 -0600

"Bryan W. Headley" wrote:
>     Wasn't getting too far using the STI console, so I switched to the 
> serial console at the boot monitor. Sadly, no text appears on my 
> laptop-based "terminal", connected with null-modem cable. Also, the 
> unit's doesn't appear to respond to the built-in keyboard, either.

You should be able to get output from the serial port 1 when the
keyboard/mouse are disconnected. At least all the workstations I know of
work that way...You didn't need to change the console/keyboard path
at te PDC prompt.

> So, 1) how do I reset the boot PROM to use the graphics card/monitor again?

You don't until you get serial working and point the console path back
at the graphics(2) (or whatever it's called).

> 2) Any help on getting 0.9 or any other kernel booting would be a great 
> help...

32-bit/serial kernel should just boot. Bug in ccio might cause problems
installing from CD.

> (It has booted, to the point of displaying kernel sign-on messages, then 
> complaining about not being able to allocate a console, so I know things 
> "sort-of" work)

I'll assume that's with sticon.  I expect serial console to work better.


Grant Grundler
parisc-linux {PCI|IOMMU|SMP} hacker