[rescue] A Question about Snap Servers

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sun Aug 1 18:17:05 CDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 07:09:28PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Given the size of ROM these days, there is no reason they could not have
> a serial BIOS on every motherboard sold, just disabled by default.
> You would think the factories and OEMs would want this for better
> automated testing.

I've seen (and used) a number of systems that allowed you to redirect the
system console to a serial port (including the pair of P4 machines i just
built) - but it feels very "tacked on", and doesn't have as much "it just
works" mojo as the way Sun boxes do it.

I've had (and still have) Sun boxes that have never had a video card
installed or a keyboard attached.


bill bradford
austin texas

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