NetBSD/cats Frequently Asked Questions
This is the FAQ list for the NetBSD/cats port of NetBSD.
- What peripherals are supported?
- How can I use the secondary com port?
- How can I use a serial console?
You should be able to use any PCI card that NetBSD supports (except for those that have 'machine dependent' requirements). Take a look at the supported hardware pages.
On CATS, the secondary com port is connected to
footbridge com port, not com1 port at ISA. You need to
create a device node for it by running
“cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV fcom0”.
The Cyclone firmware on CATS supports serial console by
default and it uses the secondary (footbridge) com port,
which is mentioned in the previous entry.
NetBSD/cats also supports serial console on footbridge com.
If you build a kernel without vga configuration or specify boot
args at the firmware prompt like
“boot> boot wd0a:/netbsd console=fcom”,
the kernel will use footbridge com for its console.
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