Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57146
RFE: Kickstart over serial console does not display progress
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
When kickstart-ing a machine over serial console the entire installaion
takes place without any output on the serial console.
This happens even if the installation kernel is started with
"append serial console=ttyS0,38400 console=tty0"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.make a kickstart floppy with serial console defined
2.boot your machine with that floppy
3.listen on the serial port and watch the (not appearing) output from
Actual Results: When the installation kernel boots, it outputs messages
serial console but anaconda does not output anything.
Expected Results: I would like to see the anaconda progress report on the
The anaconda output is redirected into a file locally on the machine
you install. I would like to see some sort of progress report over
the serial console line in order to detect (e.g.) hanging installations
This is actually not a bug because that never worked and never was
supposed to work.
Deferring for consideration in a future release.
This problem can be fixed by simply reversing the order of the "console"
definitions in the kernel append line:
"append serial console=tty0 console=ttyS0,38400"
works just fine.