Bug 79303 - setting up serial termainals
Summary: setting up serial termainals
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-12-09 21:13 UTC by Jason
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:58 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-01-10 06:48:58 UTC

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Description Jason 2002-12-09 21:13:12 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-10 16:51:14 UTC
Are you referring to  a serial console which you want to use after installation?

Comment 2 Jason 2002-12-10 17:04:58 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-12-10 19:28:52 UTC
This bug should not be in the MODIFIED state.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-02 21:14:23 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Jason 2003-01-09 03:51:43 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 06:48:58 UTC
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
serial console.

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