Bug 101383 - virtual terminals aren't available when installing via a serial console
virtual terminals aren't available when installing via a serial console
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
8.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-07-31 11:55 EDT by Tim Moloney
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 15:13:52 EDT
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Uses the screen utility to provide virtual terminals (3.15 KB, patch)
2003-07-31 11:59 EDT, Tim Moloney
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Description Tim Moloney 2003-07-31 11:55:45 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
not available.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-8.0-4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Install via serial console.

Actual Results:  No virtual terminals.

Expected Results:  No virtual terminals (but having them would be useful).

Additional info:

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).
Comment 1 Tim Moloney 2003-07-31 11:59:29 EDT
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
ramdisk
build script to include screen and it library dependencies.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-31 15:13:52 EDT
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.

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