[clug] Beginners' CLUG & Install Fest - website at last

Sunnz sunnzy at gmail.com
Thu May 28 15:18:56 GMT 2009

2009/5/29 Ben Coughlan <ben.coughlan at gmail.com>:
> On 29/05/2009, at 12:03 AM, Sunnz wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have some weird hardware that I have no idea of how to get any OS on
>> it. One is a Cobalt Qube: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Qube
> What kind of OS were you hoping to install?

Any new stuff I guess, Linux/BSD where I can install stuff to get it
to do stuff, like a web server or some stuff like that.

> Off the top of my head; this would involve running your installer/boot disk
> in a headless mode, and redirecting the console output to the serial port
> with a command like:
> console=ttyS0
> at your boot prompt.
> Then just open the other end of your serial cable using gtkterm or hyper
> terminal.
> Of course it all depends greatly on what you're trying to install and how
> it's been prepared.

NetBSD had some guide about it too, but it uses netboot over NFS, I
think it still requires using a serial console.


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