Bug 17857 - System not bootable after serial console install. (expert text)
System not bootable after serial console install. (expert text)
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
alpha Linux
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Reported: 2000-09-26 10:29 EDT by harry.heinisch
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-29 12:04:33 EDT
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Description harry.heinisch 2000-09-26 10:29:27 EDT
Linux Server Installs on Alpha DS10 and DS10-L's without graphics cards 
are not usable after reboot.

/etc/aboot.conf does not contain the boot parameter "console=ttyS0"
/etc/securetty  does not contain an entry "ttyS0" so you cannot login as 
root.

/etc/initab  does not include a mingetty for "ttyS0"  so there is no 
console for the system.

This will affect all Alpha Systems which only have a console on the Serial 
line (ttyS0).

Additionaly, when performing a expert text install, you cannot skip the 
network config. This should be possible, as the final configuration of the 
network may not be known when 7.0 is installed (At a reseller or MFG floor)

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