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Re: Install debian with serial port as console?

In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.980103012838.700C-100000@blaakmeer.student.utwente.nl>,
Remco Blaakmeer <remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl> wrote:
>On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Larry Owens wrote:
>> Some PC's have an option in BIOS setup to allow the keyboard error to be
>> skipped.  I'll attach a keyboard if necessary to avoid the error.
>Yes, but no IBM compatible PC will boot without a video card, AFAIK. But
>that video card can be as simple (and cheap) as you can find it, an old
>MDA or CGA card will do fine.

Most PCs will in fact boot without a video card without any trouble.
And, if you compile in support for a serial console in a 2.1.x kernel
and the video card is not detected, the kernel will automatically use
the first serial port as console..

 Miquel van Smoorenburg |  The dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac lay in his bed
    miquels@cistron.nl  |  awake all night wondering if there is a doG

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