Version 1 (modified by Joseph F. Miklojcik III, 14 years ago) ( diff )

incomplete initial draft

  • set up infrastructure

The netboot image for debian is already around. You need


as opposed to the pxelinux.bin that's already around. You need to make a link in pxelinux.cfg to an appropriate pxelinux configuration file, namely the one for serial. To the end of the 'insall' image you want to add:


(we did this, so it's probably already there.)

Minicom should be set for 9600 baud, 8 databits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control. Turn hardware flow control off in minicom. The UNIX device for talking to the console is almost certainly /dev/ttyS0.

  • configure the Soekris net4801 BIOS

Look at the banner from when the net4801 boots. Get the BIOS version and check it against the Soekris web site.

Set the date and time.

set ConSpeed=9600

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