Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11513
Cannot select different kernels through serial console at boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:03 EDT
With Redhat 6.0, I am able to select different kernels from the Lilo prompt
when using a serial console, by pressing the TAB key.
With Redhat 6.1, pressing the TAB key when using a serial console has no
affect on Lilo and does not allow for selection of different kernels.
Here is my /etc/lilo.conf file.
append = "console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200n8"
Do you still experience this in newer releases of Red Hat Linux?
I found that if I remove this line in /etc/lilo.conf
then I am able to select different kernels and pass boot options to lilo from a serial console session.
But with that line in lilo.conf, it causes lilo to boot the first available kernel immediately without giving a boot prompt.
This is true for all of the 7.x versions I have tried.
Yes, message= conflicts with serial. Anaconda will now only set up one or the
other. Changing lilo so that you can have both isn't likely to happen as GRUB
is our recommended boot loader these days.