Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101383
virtual terminals aren't available when installing via a serial console
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installing via a serial console, the shell and extra log output
normally available on the virtual terminals (alt-f2, alt-f3, etc.) are
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Install via serial console.
Actual Results: No virtual terminals.
Expected Results: No virtual terminals (but having them would be useful).
I've created a patch to the anaconda loader that will start the anaconda
python script in screen if the console is a serial port (--serial).
Created attachment 93299 [details]
Uses the screen utility to provide virtual terminals
This patch modifies the anaconda loader to start the anaconda python script in
screen if the console is a serial port (--serial). It also modifies the
build script to include screen and it library dependencies.
Not going to add this -- you can hit ctrl-z to get a shell during the install.
Adding screen makes the size too much larger.