Bug#420820: no console set IBM p5 server
retitle 420820 no console set IBM p5 server
reassign 420820 finish-install
Op 11-05-2007 om 14:26 schreef Rolf Brudeseth:
> Here is the fix I implemented, since the system is non-HMC managed and the
> serial cable is attached to port1:
> rolfb@hv2pos:~$ diff /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.orig
> < co:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty hvsi0 9600 vt100
Because you had to add that line, was it not added by d-i
IIRC adds d-i a "serial line getty",
when the installer is booted with 'console=ttyS0'
(where "ttyS0" is an example of a valid serial port )
I also remember bugreports about that behaviour,
but I don't remember their status.
> Note that there are three possible consoles on an IBM p5 Server:
> co:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty hvsi0 9600 vt100 <== Console via serial port 1 (Non-HMC managed)
> co:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty hvsi1 9600 vt100 <== Console via serial port 2 (Non-HMC managed)
> co:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty hvc0 9600 vt100 <== Console via HMC
Would it OK to activate all three?
Assuming that detecting a p5 server can be done.
> The baud rate is ignored.
> The serial port baud rates are managed through the Service Processor ASM menues.
No worries Mate!
This is in the /etc/inittab on my iBook
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
where tty2 and tty3 are virtual consoles, where baudrate neither matters.
preferred diff syntax is "diff -u oldfile newfile"
e.g.: diff -u /etc/inittab.orig /etc/inittab