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Re: [general] how to get serial console for single user bootup

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 02:34:33AM +0200, Stefan Wuerthner wrote:
> Hi,
> I just tried to use the serial console on my Netwinder under Debian.
> After editing inittab and securetty, serial works fine on standard
> (multiuser) bootup.
> Unfortunately if I boot cmd=single, nothing happens.

I believe you'll need to:
a) have a kernel compiled for serial-console support
   (the default debian 2.2 kernel lacks this feature afaik), and
b) in the firmware, do "setenv cmdappend console=ttyS0,115200"
    or similar to actually redirect the system console.

You should get all the kernel boot messages, panics, etc., over the
serial console this way.

Ralph Siemsen

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