Re: Headless install on LX164
Okay, one last update to the headless install saga...
Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> * Curiously, after the initial root login, instead of merely uncommenting the tty1 line,
> Debian replaced all of the tty lines! So, I had to hard-reboot to the rescue floppy, fsck
> the badly-unmounted partitions, and re-edit /etc/inittab. I suppose the alternative is just
> to start with a getty on ttyS0 instead of the root login thing, but I don't know what will
> happen after the initial root login, it may just do the same thing. The answer is probably
> somewhere in the as-installed /root.
Actually, the answer is that after the initial login, /etc/inittab is replaced by
/etc/inittab.real. While installing on another machine, I came upon this file and edited it
appropriately (commenting tty2-6, switching tty1 to ttyS0 with baud rate of 9600), and the machine
did everything right!
I feel silly for not looking for this earlier. :-)
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