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Re: Supermicro IPMI and shell

>>> I have a Supermicro PDSMi+ mainboard with an AOC-IPMI20-E IPMI card
>> PDSMA+ here, with same card. Except for the kernel panic I mentioned in
>> #455723, it works fine.
>> (Haha, Debian "bug-patching": my primary e-mail address changed, a
>> maintainer
>> cannot write to me, so the bug is "closed" now. :I )
> Maybe that's the reason that the vserver-xen-kernel did not work for me.
> I did not have problems with the xen-kernel.
> Did you try 2.6.18-6 ?

I don't remember. Presumably no, since it's a production machine and I cannot
reboot it for bug hunting.

>>> (with shared LAN). Trough IPMI I can see the bios and grub, I can see
>>> the kernel starting, but I never get a shell...
>>> In /etc/inittab I have:
>>> T1:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS1 19200 vt100
>>> In /boot/grub/menu.lst I have (on one line):
>>> module   /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-xen-amd64 root=/dev/md0 ro quiet
>>>    console=tty0 console=ttyS1,19200n8r
>>> Does somebody else have experience with this?
>> The mentioned parameters on my host are:
>> # grep ^is /etc/inittab
>> is:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty -f /etc/issue.serial 19200 ttyS1 vt100
> I don't have an /etc/issue.serial. What is the content?

Connected to \n at \b bps

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 \n \l

>> # cat /proc/cmdline
>> root=LABEL=root ro console=ttyS1,19200n8r console=tty0 vga=extended
>> elevator=deadline
>> #
> My "cat /proc/cmdline" says:
> root=/dev/md0 ro quiet console=tty0 console=ttyS1,19200n8r

It seems the same. I suppose the order of the 2 console parameters doesn't count.

>> Be sure to _NOT_ set up serial console for GRUB, because it won't work! Set
>> it
>> up in the BIOS and then let GRUB use the default BIOS screen access calls.
> I have:
> serial --unit=1 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
> terminal --timeout=10 serial console
> I have no problems with grub, but I can try it without these lines.

You don't need any of these parameters. Just leave GRUB alone, to use the BIOS
real-time interrupt calls to display everything. The BIOS will redirect all
the output to the IPMI/serial line as well.



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