Bug#528560: debian (lenny) installer via serial console does not support hardware flow control (for serial over lan)
On Wednesday 13 May 2009, Isabelle, Francois wrote:
> As with many SOL implementations, the service processor needs to use
> H/W flow control to avoid the display of scrambled character on the
> console. Especially on "dialog/ncurses" applications that use a lot of
> escape characters to display the interface (such as the debian
Have you tried booting with DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text?
> and I expect the hardware flow control to be working. It is not.
No ideas about that. If you have the skills, you may be able to do some
debugging by booting with BOOT_DEBUG=3. That will give you a debug shell
before the installer proper is loaded (before init).
How things progress from there is documented in: