[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sun May 4 15:08:56 CDT 2008

On May 4, 2008, at 00:10 , Joshua Boyd wrote:

> On May 3, 2008, at 11:15 PM, Jeff Cole wrote:
>> Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>> What I really, really want is not serial BIOS where video is  
>>> converted... I want a real serial BIOS, designed to be serial from  
>>> the start.
>> I recently obtained 1U box with a Tyan S5112 motherboard in it. It  
>> looks like it may support serial BIOS. One of the BIOS options is  
>> console re-direction.
>> I haven't really had a chance to check it out yet, but, plan to do  
>> so in the next week or so.
> My experience with Intel chipsets with a BIOS doing console re- 
> direction is that it is fairly lame.  It tries to be just like using  
> the normal BIOS, but with all sorts of
> bad glitches.

ALL of them are like that.

What they do is read video memory and compile a list of changes, and  
convert that to vt100 commands to duplicate the changes on your  

The slightest problems in timing, communication, or odd video updates  
throws it off.

Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com

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