[rescue] analog routers...

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Aug 28 19:42:26 CDT 2003

Shannon <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> Yes, but they still need a graphics card. When I said "graphics" I was
> referring to this requirement. It's virtually impossible, without ISA
> slots, to avoid having graphics on a PC.

I've just wasted several hours of today rebuilding my x86 firewall box after
the root disk blew up.

The machine has one of the worst BIOSes I've encountered - it doesn't even
have an option to ignore errors on no keyboard, etc - but it *does* boot
without keyboard and video card.

Of course, the x86 boot process and the like was such a PITA that I've just
given up and left a cheap PCI video card in there for my sanity. A serial
console would have been *really* handy though - it's easier to extend RS232
from the hall (where the BT socket is) to the computer room than VGA :)

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