Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79303
setting up serial termainals
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:58:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
Please make setting up a serial terminal easier. I have to make a few minor
changes to about 8 different files to get it to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to follow the instructions of the
2. remote-serial terminal how-to. It is well written, but
3. it should be easier to setup
Are you referring to a serial console which you want to use after installation?
Yes, that is correct. I prefer to do my installations in front of the machine,
and then manage them via a portserver. I think it is more secure this way, of
course I could be wrong.
This bug should not be in the MODIFIED state.
If you do a serial installation (eg, booting with 'linux console=ttyS0')
everything should get set up sanely as far as I know. What isn't being done?
I didn't know about 'linux console=ttyS0'. Where would I put this? In the
grub.conf? I was following the instruction in the remote-serial terminal.
The installer supports installing over the serial terminal. If you install like
this (booting with 'linux console=ttyS0'), then everything gets set up for a