Bug 50781 - Lilo serial option does not work because of /boot/message
Summary: Lilo serial option does not work because of /boot/message
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 24286
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Doug Ledford
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-03 01:39 UTC by amm2
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-03 01:39:06 UTC
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Description amm2 2001-08-03 01:39:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
You cannot input anything at the lilo promt on the serial port unless you comment out the boot=/boot/message line
in lilo.conf and rerun lilo. This graphical message breaks lilo's serial port mode.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add serial=0,9600n8 to /etc/lillo.conf
2. Run lilo
3. Connect a terminal to the COM 1 and reboot
4. Try to type something at the LILO prompt.


Actual Results:   It is impossible to give lilo any input at the prompt;  after the prompt timeout, it boots the default kernel.

Expected Results:  It should accept input (choose image, kernel options)

Additional info:

If you remove the line message=/boot/message from /etc/lilo.conf
the problem goes away.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 06:35:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 24286 ***

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