Bug#528560: debian (lenny) installer via serial console does not support hardware flow control (for serial over lan)
On Wednesday 13 May 2009, Isabelle, Francois wrote:
> > Have you tried booting with DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text?
> No, I was not aware of the availability of this mode. On Centos, you
> use "linux text" to boot a text mode installer that works well on vt100
> consoles. Maybe the <F1> menu should hint the user about this ...
We have an installation guide...
Not every advanced option of the installer can be documented in the few
help screens available.
The hardware control issue might possibly be a bug/limitation of busybox.
Just a wild guess though.