Re: i386 install using Serial Console tty0?
Michael Shalayeff <mickey <at> lucifier.net>
2002-10-01 18:54:53 GMT
Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from Anders Arnholm:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 11:44:28AM -0400, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
> > Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from James Rippas:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Is it possible to modify the boot images so that the serial console can
> be used during install on i386 machines? I know how to setup a serial console
> by modifying /etc/boot.conf and /etc/ttys after install.
> > you do not need to modify the boot image.
> > all you need is to type at the boot> prompt
> > the same commands you put into the boot.conf .
> And how does one from then serial console write set tty com0, I think
> one need a keyboard on the default tty pc0 to write that one.
if you are talkign about the bios's own serial console
option, which is not availbale, in general, then that's
a different story. it's not compatible w/ our serial console
and you would have to switch the com ports (;
of course, what you are suggesting is to put "set serial com0"
onto the cdrom, that's gonna do it, indeed.
> Some arcitectutres are better ion this when one doesn't have a keyboard
> they use the first serial port.
you can write your own bios instead.