Re: Headless install on LX164
On Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 04:17:35AM +0000, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Hmm, I have a 2.2 kernel from the Northern Linux install (RedHat derivative) and
> just tried that console=ttyS0 boot line option, but no success, same "unable to
> open an initial console". :-(
Right, with 2.2.x you need a console device with major number 5 and
minor number 0. The install ramdisk has 4,1 (I think).
> > ftp://physics.clarku.edu/users/gjohnson/root1440.bin.serial
> Slurped through real slow download (~45 minutes, and I have a 10 Mbps connection!),
> made the disk, and...
Yeah, I forgot to mention that our T1 is completely saturated here. :-(
> IT WORKED!! Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!! I haven't finished installing yet
> (it's real slow on an ancient Tek 4207 terminal where I have to slog through the
> VT220-related errors), but I got through disk partitioning and it's looking good!
Great! Glad it worked. :-)
> "Let me buy you a drink! Let me buy you a whole fleet of drinks!!" -Londo Mollari
> in Signs and Portents
> But seriously, Greg, I owe you big time.
> This serial console image would be a great addition to the install floppies!
It should work out of the box on potato with "console=ttyS0" on the
command line. I assume the console device on the new boot floppies is
(5,0). 2.2.x kernels handle this.
> I'll post again if the whole install comes through, and if not, then I guess I'll
> post again anyway... :-)
Cool, let us know.
> Adam Powell http://lyre.mit.edu/~powell/
Greg Johnson email@example.com
http://physics.clarku.edu/~gjohnson finger for PGP key