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Re: Serial console


From: Hari Narayanan
Subject: Re: Serial console
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 07:07:11 -0700

This has nothing to do with grub.
Make sure that your kernel is compiled with the following options
CONFIG_SERIAL=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE=y

Then you can use your serial port as the console.

Hari



From: "Svein E. Seldal" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Subject: Serial console
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:14:24 +0200

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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