On Tuesday 08 July 2008 09:54:29 am Kelly Black wrote:
> >Message: 4
> >Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:10:45 -0700
> >From: "Kevin Oberman"
> >Subject: Re: RELENG_7: /boot/loader command prompt mode broken?
> >To: Eugene Grosbein
> >Cc: stable@freebsd.org
> >Message-ID: <20080707211045.90F274500E@ptavv.es.net>
> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> >
> >> Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:21:47 +0800
> >> From: Eugene Grosbein
> >> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org
> >>
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> Today I've updated my 7.0-STABLE system using source upgrade path.
> >> loader(8) boots it just fine but it's impossible to issue commands
> >> using its command prompt mode (N.B.: beastie_disable="YES"
> >> and autoboot_delay="2" are in my /boot/loader.conf).
> >>
> >> At boot time, I hit "Space" button to reach its command prompt - that

works.
> >> While typing of a command, I observe one of bad things:
> >>
> >> 1) it just hangs solid (keyboard LEDs do not switch) after a couple
> >> of characters entered, or
> >> 2) system spontaneously reboots while typing, or
> >> 3) it shows endless flow of hex dump, presumably from BTX.
> >>
> >> Most of time it hangs, a couple of times I've got reboot
> >> and once there was hex dump. I use vidconsole with PS/2 keyboard.
> >>
> >> Seldom I've allowed to type 'boot -s' and hit enter without a problem -
> >> it boots system OK then. So, I assume there is a problem
> >> with vidconsole input/output routines.
> >>

> [Snip ... ]
> >>

>
> I am having a similar problem. I removed the config.boot file with no
> change. Someone in this list posted the following links:


Are you using a serial console?

--
John Baldwin
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