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Bug#859449: installation-reports: no serial console after serial install

On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 10:42:47AM -0600, ben hildred wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: network
> * What led up to the situation?
> test install
> * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
> minimal serial install (ipxe built with serial option so local console was unused.)

I'm not sure if enabling serial disables the local console.
So expect that local console is stil active in iPXE.

> * What was the outcome of this action?
> neither grub nor getty configured for serial console
> * What outcome did you expect instead?
> both grub and getty configured for serial console. (this would not be
> hard to do, exceot the next test is with out a keyboard or monitor.)

What you want, serial port, no keyboard no monitor, is possible.

> /proc/cmdline:  desktop=xfce console=ttyS0,115200n8 url= priority=low -- initrd=preseed.cpio initrd=initrd-txt.gz

The 'desktop=xfce' looks strange.
I don't know what the effect of it is, so try without it.

And 'console=ttyS0,115200n8' after the ' -- ' might also help.

Please report back your further tests, thanks for doing so far.

> /proc/interrupts:            CPU0       
> /proc/interrupts:   0:         66   IO-APIC-edge      timer
> /proc/interrupts:   1:        579   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
> /proc/interrupts:   4:       3890   IO-APIC-edge      serial

So there is something happing at IRQ4.

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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