Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17857
System not bootable after serial console install. (expert text)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 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
/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
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)