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Bug#8257: marked as done (rescue floppy can't do serial logins)

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From: Jim Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>
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Subject: boot-floppies: rescue floppy does not allow serial logins

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 1.2.6

Currently, the rescue floppy does not allow serial logins.  This makes
no difference for the average user.  However, for a blind user, the
easiest way to control a Linux installation is often with a second
computer running a terminal emulator under DOS, connected via a serial
port.  The second computer can be equipped with a speech synthesizer.

I believe this is all that is required:

diff -Nr ../boot-floppies-1.2.6-orig/scripts/rootdisk/prototype/etc/init_tab ./scripts/rootdisk/prototype/etc/init_tab
> T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 19200 vt100
> T1:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS1 19200 vt100

A similar addition is also needed in the /etc/inittab that comes with
the base files.  However, the user can make that change himself.
(He also needs to add lines to /etc/securetty.)

Incidently, there are currently 149 subscribers to the BLINUX mailing
list, blinux-list@redhat.com, which addresses use of Linux by the
blind.  I would like to see some of them try Debian.

                           - Jim Van Zandt

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