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RE: Proper Break entry for Ctrl-Alt-Del

Christopher Fowler cfowler@outpostsentinel.com
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 12:00:04 -0800 (PST)

I have one of these PC's that do BIOS redirection but it really is only
good for bootup.  Even Linux and Windows will use the video card at
bootup.  I did notice on Windows XP that in redirection mode I saw the
loading bar but then after that I saw nothing else.

On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 12:01, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 11:40, Zonker Harris wrote:
> >   Finally, just a reminder about the PC Weasel card, for
> > managing PCs at that kind of level *without* special BIOS.
> > (http://www.realweasel.com/) While pricey, it lets you
> > use a serial console to fuss with BIOS settings, logically
> > 'press the reset button', and will also capture the screen
> > output of most 'smart' controllers. If you haven't looked
> > into these cards, you should at least check out the website,
> > and try the demo. (I have no affiliation, but I like the
> > implementation! :-)
> I'm a happy (individual) customer of the original ISA PC-Weasel.
> Going forward, it looks like Intel is pushing the use of IPMI to do this
> sort of thing. (including "Serial over LAN").  See
> http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/
> disclaimer: I haven't reviewed the IPMI specs in detail and in
> particular I have not personally reviewed its security model..
> 			(speaking for myself alone)
> 						- Bill
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