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Re: Installing Debian on an Alix 2d3 using PXE

On Thursday 08 October 2009, Urs Hunkeler wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure this was a problem with the installer. The installer seemed
> to have set Grub up for the serial console, albeit with the wrong baud
> rate. However I did not get Grub 2 to run on the Alix. I even tried to
> install Grub with some modules preloaded (serial terminal and ext2). In
> the end all I got was "GRUB loading." and a couple of empty lines.
> Now I switched to Grub legacy and it work :-)
Well OK then Grub-2 needs a bug reported about not working with serial
console, and the installed needs a bug reported about the baud rate.

> Cheers,
> Urs
> > Perhaps it would be useful if you could document what you do to get Grub
> > working, and then it might be worth suggesting that the installer should
> > either notice that it is being driven from a serial console and copy the
> > parameters into the grub config, or it should ask whether this is what it
> > wanted.  Either way this will need to be documented as a wishlist item
> > against the installer.
> >
> > David

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