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Bug#420820: no console set IBM p5 server

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:41:18PM -0500, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> I tested the script with the console attached to serial port 1 and 2 (hvsi0
> and hvsi1).
> I had to make some minor changes to the script to get it to work.
> I don't know, but you may want to implement the changes differently.
> Regardless, before you submit the final 90console script, I assume I need
> to figure out how to detect whether a graphics monitor is used as the
> console, as well as how the ATX workstation behaves.

Hi Rolf, ...

I have a question here. Is this a safe way to handle this ? The options
contain the variables of the OF, set by the user, but it is also
possible to boot directly from the OF command line, bypassing the values
found in options, or have special values passed from yaboot. On the
pegasos, but i suppose the same holds true for IBM power boxes, i know
it is even possible to pass these special values by the DHCP server.

This would typically be done in a d-i install, where you want to
over-ride the defaults, without changing the real values. I know i have
done so myself.

So, all in all, it is much better to do the same using the chosen
properties, which is what should be used on CHRP for this kind of
things, and is also said to be so in the CHRP spec.

If you don't believe me, or otherwise ignore me, just ask someone with a
clue on this and they will tell you so.


Sven Luther

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