Bug 841480 - RFE: need a easy way to configure serial port console with getty in kickstart
RFE: need a easy way to configure serial port console with getty in kickstart
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Blocks: 841481
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Reported: 2012-07-19 02:28 EDT by Subhendu Ghosh
Modified: 2016-10-04 00:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-10-18 15:24:04 EDT
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Description Subhendu Ghosh 2012-07-19 02:28:57 EDT
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Some hardware roadmaps don't include graphics card or keyboard inputs - only serial ports. In order to debug these systems without a network ssh session or a local console with a keyboard and video card, we need a functioning serial port with both input and output capability.  Output is managed by kernel console= option and that is exposed by anaconda, but there is no equivalent for inittab munging.

It would be really useful to have a anaconda option that would enable getty on all the appropriate run levels

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-07-19 16:10:19 EDT
Need more clarity: any time console=ttyS... is passed, a getty is automatically spawned on the serial console. What more is required?
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2012-10-18 15:24:04 EDT
I don't think this is relevant to RHEL-6.  upstart in RHEL-6 is configured by default to automatically start a getty on the console if it's a serial console.  It does this by examining the console= paramter, so we do not need to make any adjustments to /etc/inittab.

Marking this as CLOSED NOTABUG.

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