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Date:      Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:15:43 +0100
From:      Paul Macdonald <paul@ifdnrg.com>
To:        Ihsan Junaidi Ibrahim <ihsan@grep.my>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: amd64, 57600 serial install help
Message-ID:  <500EE64F.4000802@ifdnrg.com>
In-Reply-To: <19763FC3-D71E-480D-82DE-FDF38140B4E5@grep.my>
References:  <500AEB17.6030907@ifdnrg.com> <19763FC3-D71E-480D-82DE-FDF38140B4E5@grep.my>

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On 21/07/2012 22:06, Ihsan Junaidi Ibrahim wrote:
> I assume you have compiled the bootblocks as per the instruction in the handbook.
>
> Second, do you have more than one serial port on the box because FreeBSD can only work its serial console magic on only one port at a time.
>
> If you redirect your IPMI serial console or just a normal serial console, take note it's interrupt number in the BIOS.
>
> You'll need to append the 0x10 flags to your UART device in device.hints file if the you plug in the cable at a non-default port.

i have submitted a PR re this as a serial install on 8.3 works fine.

Paul.



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