Setting up a 1u

DoMeHardR

Limp Gawd
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I am setting up a 1u for a firewall but it doesn't have onboard video. I saw that on some sun boxes you can use a serial cable and get a text display of the system if you have no monitor or keyboard. I was wondering if this is true for most systems or was possible to set up at all. This way I don't have to put the vid card in when I want to install it. For the hardware I'm using its an AMD 2000, MSI kt4 ultra, 512 ram etc. Thanks.
 

Deity

Limp Gawd
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Dec 25, 2002
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pretty sure that is a proprietary firmware kind of deal, suns, cobalts, Pix, use proprietary mainboards with that functionality built in.
 

Atragon

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What you'll probably need to do to setup hyperterminal or another program to allow you to access the system remotely is to first setup the system outside the case with a video card attached so that you've got a monitor, then take the video card out after you've got everything setup for remote access. Note, some motherboards won't like booting up without a video card attached. You may need to splurge and get a motherboard that does have onboard video, but I couldn't say for sure.
 
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