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Date:      Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:37:07 +0100
From:      Paul Macdonald <paul@ifdnrg.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: r220's with serial
Message-ID:  <55774063.4050306@ifdnrg.com>
In-Reply-To: <55773D18.3060804@ifdnrg.com>
References:  <55773D18.3060804@ifdnrg.com>

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On 09/06/2015 20:23, Paul Macdonald wrote:
>
> has anyone managed to get serial console access working under dell 
> r220's.
>
> -All below under bios boot, as opposed to uefi, (which i can't use 
> anyway as usb installer doesn't support ZFS on boot)
>
> tried under both ZFS boot and traditional UFS setup.
>
> I see:
>         - with bios redirection after boot on   (which i have on all 
> other working non r220 prior boxes)
>                     -broken boot menu which gets kicked out to an 
> usuable loader prompt, if you catch it quick it'll boot,
>                         (i suspect there's some unwanted output from 
> the dell serial output)
>
>         - when bios redirection after boot is disabled box does boot 
> ok under serial but i can't get a vt100 terminal login with same 
> settings as i have workign on all other boxes.
>
> thanks
> Paul.
>
>

given most of the above is fixed by turning off bios redirection after 
boot, a potentially better question is why do i not get a login prompt 
after boot?
neither:

     ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.57600"  vt100 onifconsole secure
     ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.57600"  vt100 on  secure

give a login prompt.

getty on ttyu0 is running

root  766   0.0  0.0 14488 2120  -  I    10:31PM 0:00.00 
/usr/libexec/getty std.57600 ttyu0
root  758   0.0  0.0 14488 1984 v0  Is+  10:31PM 0:00.00 
/usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv0


Paul.


>
>

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