[rescue] analog routers...

koehler at shaw.ca koehler at shaw.ca
Tue Aug 26 11:54:29 CDT 2003

Hi Guys, 

You could alway use the PC weasel, a BSD spinoff project.  check out http://www.realweasel.com/intro.html

I know the guys that developed this, and its a good product.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoff Koehler
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Home of the SART Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike F <lists at mikef.dyndns.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [rescue] analog routers...

> On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:43:13 -0400
> Steve Sandau <ssandau at bath.tmac.com> wrote:
> > <snip for Bill>
> > 
> > > A PC is out because I want something headless, and if I got a 
> PC it
> > > would have to replace the current Sun system. No room or power for
> > > another machine like that.
> > > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> > I think I remember instructions on how to install and use (yes,
> > really) Linux on a headless PC. It involved a boot floppy that
> > redirected boot info to the serial port. It will not, of course, let
> > you get at the BIOS, but if you are interested I'll try to hunt 
> up the
> > link...
> I've seen the same thing at least for OpenBSD (I think it's in
> INSTALL.i386) but I think the issue is with starting out with a truly
> headless PC, i.e. no video card at all. I've never tried it, so I
> can't speak from experience, but apparently some (many?) PCs will not
> boot without a video card present.
> The serial console-based installation would be for the case where you
> don't mind having a video card installed in the PC (just to 
> satisfy the
> dumb PC,) but you aren't interested in using it, or a monitor or
> keyboard, for that matter.
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