Bug#287932: debian-installer: serial console detection will fail if two console= kernel args are provided.
It is customary to use kernel command lines like :
to get an echo of the kernel messages or whatever on the serial console. This
seems to be even automatically activated on powerpc prep kernels.
The current way for detecting a serial console is to grep for "console=ttyS"
on the /proc/cmdline, which naturally fails in this setup, and resulted on an
impossibility to chose a keyboard on my prep motorola powerstack install.
fjp tells me that this mechanism is used in various (at least 4) places in the
whole of debian installer, which is why i fill a generic bug, and not a bug
The correct behavior is to check for multiple console= options, and to take
only the last one for being the active console. Thus the above would not be a
serial console, while :
Would be a serial console with echo on the local monitor.
I am not sure if an easy grepping can solve this issue, so i let this to a
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)