LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2020, 09:24 PM   #1
doctorwho8
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question I know that the loadlin bootloader for UMSDOS will boot to video for 2.4 kernels


Hello!
I am in the process of building a custom kernel for an example of Slackware 11.0 which uses a 2.4.33.3 kernel. I've gotten it to boot to video multiple times on my development platform, which is a Dell Dimension. But my next steps are for a target platform who'll be working largely headless.

Can loadlin be instructed to boot to a serial console? For example lilo certainly can be instructed to do so.

Ideally I am attempting to reuse a discarded thinclient. I've been advised that these devices can boot from a device attached to the IDE spot where the Disk On Module is usually installed.

Which is my intended target.
 
Old 07-15-2020, 02:58 AM   #2
shruggy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 1,139

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
But why LOADLIN+umsdos? Why not LILO+ext3?
 
Old 07-15-2020, 08:22 AM   #3
doctorwho8
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by shruggy View Post
But why LOADLIN+umsdos? Why not LILO+ext3?
Because I do my best work on a Zipslack installed platform. The box does support LILO+ext3 but not now. Currently its also used to support development for a completely different process which is for binaries for a system from the same time period.
 
Old 07-15-2020, 08:49 AM   #4
chemfire
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 265

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I don't understand can't you just use loadlin something like:

loadlin c:\vmlinuz root=/... console=ttyS1,9600 console=tty0
 
Old 07-15-2020, 09:13 AM   #5
doctorwho8
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by shruggy View Post
But why LOADLIN+umsdos? Why not LILO+ext3?
Quote:
Originally Posted by chemfire View Post
I don't understand can't you just use loadlin something like:

loadlin c:\vmlinuz root=/... console=ttyS1,9600 console=tty0
I don't either. But that was never thoroughly explored by the developer of loadlin.
 
Old 07-15-2020, 09:23 AM   #6
chemfire
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2012
Posts: 265

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
So you have tried that and it does not work? Once execution passes to the kernel loadlin or any boot loader for that matter is pretty much out of the picture. The kernel should interpret the command line and fire up the serial hardware.

I don't think loadlin needs to really be aware at all; unless you specifically need loadlin to output some early messages to the serial console. I have not used loadlin since like the Slackware 9.x days but if you have not already. I'd just give it a whirl with the console arguments
 
Old 07-15-2020, 09:32 AM   #7
doctorwho8
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by chemfire View Post
So you have tried that and it does not work? Once execution passes to the kernel loadlin or any boot loader for that matter is pretty much out of the picture. The kernel should interpret the command line and fire up the serial hardware.

I don't think loadlin needs to really be aware at all; unless you specifically need loadlin to output some early messages to the serial console. I have not used loadlin since like the Slackware 9.x days but if you have not already. I'd just give it a whirl with the console arguments
Close. The belief was there, but the meaning was not. I haven't as of yet. In fact the hardware hasn't been looked at for that. In fact I've already spun up completely custom IDE only kernel, and modules, but I've not gotten around to working on the next steps.

Those involve setting up the card for it, and even includes working on how to unzip the file supplied, (same Zipslack as before.) on a Seagate 5G card.

The kernel input modules allow for a "false keyboard" one, but I have not looked into it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much faster? (ext3 vs. UMSDOS) 187807 Slackware 4 10-04-2003 05:26 PM
UMSDOS question ManweoftheValar Linux - Newbie 3 09-29-2003 07:00 AM
umsdos install possible off 8.1 iso? esher Slackware 1 03-04-2003 09:26 PM
Kernel 2.4.x and UMSDOS slackerboy Slackware 3 01-03-2003 10:58 PM
UMSDOS vs. loop device okok Linux - General 5 01-29-2002 11:12 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration