[Buildroot] [PATCH 2/3] documentation: add FAQ entry concerning serial port configuration

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Nov 26 09:09:02 UTC 2010

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
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     <h2 id="faq">Frequently asked questions</h2>
+      <li><a href="#faq-boot-hangs">The boot hangs
+      after <code>Starting network...</code></a></li>
+    <h3 id="faq-boot-hangs">The boot hangs after <code>Starting
+    network...</code></h3>
+    <p>If the boot process seems to hang after the following messages
+    (messages not necessarly exactly similar, depending on the list of
+    packages selected):</p>
+    <pre>Freeing init memory: 3972K
+Initializing random number generator... done.
+Starting network...
+Starting dropbear sshd: generating rsa key... generating dsa key... OK</pre>
+    <p>then it means that your system is running, but didn't start a
+    shell on the serial console. In order to have the system start a
+    shell on your serial console, you have to go in the Buildroot
+    configuration, <code>Target options</code>, enable <code>Generic
+    serial port config</code>, and select the serial port and speed
+    you would like to use for the shell. This will automatically tune
+    the <code>/etc/inittab</code> file of the generated system so that
+    a shell starts on the correct serial port.</p>
     <h2 id="links">Resources</h2>
     <p>To learn more about Buildroot you can visit these websites:</p>

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