Sorry I should have specified these machines are real machines and have
their BIOS over serial lines.
A feature that I have really started to like.
The sort of thing I had in mind was where a machine has been rebooted
and I wasn't quick enough to hit DEL to get into the BIOS in this case I
have to wait for Linux to finish booting and then reboot and get into
the BIOS in time.
I actually just thought of one other thing I would like to be able to
Can I pass "Ctrl A" along the serial line?
To access the SCSI BIOS.
On Fri, 2002-03-22 at 10:08, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 10:04:58AM +0000, Mark Kilmartin mentioned:
> > The F10 is used for a shortcut in BIOS configuration.
> > And the Ctrl Alt Del is basically to be used where the computer has
> > jumped past the Screen that allows me to get into the BIOS before I
> > notice.
>> Then you can't do that. You need something like the compaq RIB card,
> which blends VGA & keyboard/mouse into a serial-like line. Expensive.
>> Or you could get a real machine, like the HP Netservers, which do their
> BIOS etc. over serial. They kick ass.
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