Console redirection on com2
Is there another solution then downloading the developers edition, altering the kernel config and rebuilding a custom image to enable console redirection to com2 instead of com1? Our new firewalls have a useless lcd on com1 and a fixed com2, so no solution by changing the cables.
If I assume no, how hard/automated is the developers edition? I build custom freebsd installations for some years now.
F.i. if version 1.0.2 hits the street and I download the latest developers edition, will I be able to build 100% the same as you can find on the download section (full, cf…)?
Anyone? At least give me some info about the dev edition, I'm not afraid to use it, but as always I'm short on time.
You open the box up?? Maybe the lcd is plugged into the board by a ribbon cable. If so older machines had ribbon cable connector to serial port. You can grab one of those off ebay and slap in it there.
It's an appliance with everything fixed. I can unplug the lcd, but there's nothing there to screw the serial break out thing. Off course you can adapt everything with a drill, but those appliances were a bit to expensive for that :)
Can you reassign ressources in the bios to swap the com interfaces?
I can assign console redirection, but swapping com1/2 isn't possible. Too bad you have to recompile the kernel for this…