I have an Alix 2d2 board from pcengines.ch with one serial port. When I boot I have input and output on the serial console during all stages of the boot process, from BIOS to the tty login prompt, except in the loader menu. There I can see all output but whatever key I press I cannot interrupt the counter or escape to the prompt. The annoying thing is that when I have some bad configuration in loader.conf the boot stops and there's nothing I can do to manually fix it in the loader or the emergency prompt. I have to remove the compact flash card and mount and fix it from another system. This is on a 8.1-RELEASE on i386. I installed /boot/pmbr and /boot/gptboot into a GPT partitioned CF card and the root filesystem is a UFS. in /boot/loader.conf I configured console and comconsole_speed. Beside that problem the serial console works perfectly. Any ideas on that? Thanks.