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Re: Serial console

From: Christoph Plattner
Subject: Re: Serial console
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:03:50 +0200

I know what you are speaking about ....

But there is a solution. You have to set `--timeout=0' (!) in the
`terminal' line, and the system is usabe for serial line only.

With friendly regards
Christoph P.

"Svein E. Seldal" wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a server, Celeron 266 running RedHat 7.2. The grub-version used is
> the original rh72 installation; grub-0.90-11.
> I'm trying to run everything from the serialport because I normally dont
> have a monitor nor a keyboard. To enable the serialport, I have added the
> following to /etc/grub.conf:
>   serial --unit=0 --speed=9600
>   terminal --timeout=5 serial console
> When I try it out, I get first a "Press any key." message on both VGA and
> the serialport. When I press a key on the serial console, the input focus is
> given to the serial console, and I can select the appropriate boot-image
> using the up and down arrows on the serial terminal. However, the terminal
> output (i.e. the menus and console) is sent to the VGA screen instead of the
> serial console. IMHO this is not good, because it would require me to have a
> VGA monitor anyhow. Can I route the output to the serial console instead,
> making it possible for me to see what selection I'm making?
> Regards,
> Svein E. Seldal
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