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Re: Serial console and init

In article <cistron.005f01bfedfa$e103e900$cca7afd4@exa>,
Eray Ozkural <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr> wrote:
>I also tried to run down in "single" mode, but that didn't help either! I
>that the sysvinit in Debian doesn't really use /dev/console, or does the
>ioctls or something...

I can assure you that sysvinit in Debian DOES work on the serial
console. I have about 20 machines using it and it works out of the box.

You must be doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Check again:

- you are using a 2.2 or later kernel
- you are running a recent sysvinit (2.78)
- you compiled the kernel with serial port support (not as a module)
- you compiled the kernel with serial console support
- you have the right options in /etc/lilo.conf for the kernel
  (append="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600")
- /dev/console is c 5 1
- you removed /etc/ioctl.save
- the serial terminal is set up correctly including rts/cts handshaking etc


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