[parisc-linux] J2240 - Almost There...

Craig D. Lansing lansing@beldar.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:07:35 -0500

Today, I rescued a 700/96 and cable from the trash so I'm going to try to
use it as a serial console to see how far I get.  It's amazing the "junk"
that shows up in the trash when your HP shop gets bought out by an IBM shop.
Anybody need a few K580x4's, 4GB RAM, and a couple of fully loaded AutoRaid
cabinets each?  In the meantime, how do I change the "Command Line" at boot?
Do I have to "interact" with IPL (almost as bad as having to interact with
people :-) ?

----- Original Message -----
From: Jurriaan on Alpha <thunder7@xs4all.nl>
To: Craig D. Lansing (root) <lansing@beldar.com>
Cc: <parisc-linux@lists.parisc-linux.org>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: [parisc-linux] J2240 - Almost There...

> On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 09:43:18PM -0500, Craig D. Lansing (root) wrote:
> > After using my CD burner to create several nice coasters, I have been
> > able to create a couple of CD's from which my J2240 will attempt to
> > boot.  I think that I am almost there, but need someone to show me the
> > error of my ways.  Disclaimer: I am not a System Admin by trade.  I have
> > been an HP-UX user since about version 7, but have not had a box of my
> > own to play with until I pulled this J2240 from the trash.  The system
> > is a J2240 2-way, 2.5GB RAM, 2x8GB internal FW-SCSI Disks, DDS-III,
> > internal Toshiba SCSI CD-ROM, 21" graphics console.
> We know the story. Now don't mention it again, because we'll go green
> with envy and look elsewhere :-)
> > Command Line: 'root=/dev/ram console=tty0 sti=0 sti_font=VGA8x16
> > TERM=linux'
> >
> Shouldn't that be ttyS0 for the console?
> Good luck,
> Jurriaan
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