[rescue] Parallel ports [was Re: Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga]

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Aug 21 12:14:26 CDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 10:13:07AM -0400, John Floren wrote:

> PCI serial port cards may be an option. The problem is not running the
> terminal emulator on *NIX or Windows, it's outputting to the
> (nonexistent) serial device during Plan 9 bootup--if your kernel is
> bad, you frequently don't have time to read errors off the screen. A
> serial card may be an option... kinda forgot those even existed, the
> last one I saw was ISA and it went in my 486 :)

I see what you mean.  In that particular case, onboard serial ports are
very valuable.  

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