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At 04:29 19.02.98 -0800, Dean Gaudet wrote:
If you haven't done it before, try administrating a sun box over serial. Enjoy the ability to halt and reboot the system, to upgrade the kernel without fear, to even reinstall the system completely without being at the physical console.
There are many servers from Sun and HP (and others) where the serial port IS the console.
When i got my HP server, i tried to connect my VGA screen to it, but i couldn't find the port. I looked closer and realized the small label at the serial port "COM1/console" .
These HP servers (and workstations) are able to boot from harddisk, network, CDROM and tape (DAT). I don't know, if they are able to boot from floppy (probably not, since they haven't one).
Bye Markus Kaufmann
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