Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 807461
anaconda still requires 'serial' for headless installs
Last modified: 2016-04-26 10:16:04 EDT
Description of problem:
"'serial' is also deprecated - it's a synonym for "console=ttyS0", so use that
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 Beta RC1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot F17 Beta RC1 and append only 'console=ttyS0' but not 'serial'
2. select text mode and complete the install
system shows the grub menu, but does not display boot output or a console
correctly configured serial console, as appears if 'serial' and 'console=ttyS0' are specified
Perhaps it's only a broken console, but I can't tell if the machine is booted or not. The system works properly if I append 'serial console=ttyS0' as I always have, so I don't think this is a high severity bug. I'm just filing this BZ because of 804506#c2.
I can confirm that I see this behaviour on F17 alpha
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