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Bug#290382: needs serial console support

Of course, you do realize you can edit the /etc/aboot.conf file and add the console=ttyS0 to the end of the each line to re-enable
	boot dka0 -fl 0
aboot will read the same thing from the aboot.conf that it will take in the -flags string.

Not that it wouldn't be nice to have some magic in the aboot-installer to hook the serial port if the current terminal is a serial port, or simply just ask the installer if they would like to use serial console.

This will tend to be somewhat platform specific, alpha being one of those platforms where serial console is a completely viable terminal.

John Clymer

Joey Hess wrote:
Package: aboot-installer
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i

It was hard for me to work out that to boot my newly installed alpha
with serial console, I needed this command line:

boot dka0 -fi "2/vmlinuz" -flags "ro initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/sda3 console=ttyS0"

Could aboot-installer be made smarter about serial installs, so it adds
console= to aboot.conf? Then I could just "boot dka0 -flags 0".

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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