Enabling Serial Console
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Fri Sep 3 10:23:27 PDT 2004
Try putting either '-h' or '-D' in /boot.config. I found '-D' worked
for me. Personally, I'm wondering if I can put together a serial
multiplexer to USB device and write a C or Perl script that will tee
the output to respective files that I can 'tail -f' on.
For a more thorough treatment in a non-intuitive place checkout the
On Sep 3, 2004, at 10:18 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Wish to enable the serial console on my servers so that I can remotely
> view a reboot when it crashes ... I know to plug the serial cable
> into COM1 ... and I know I have to add something to /boot.config, but,
> if I want to set it so that even if the keyboard is plugged in, the
> serial console works, what do I need to add? I always thought -P, but
> reading the man page, I'm not so sure :(
> Also ... I'm going to cross-connect the servers for now ...
> ServerA/COM1->ServerB/COM2, ServerB/COM1->ServerC/COM2, etc ... what
> happens if all machines come up at once? I see nothing in the man
> page about 'detecting serial', so I'm assuming that the serial console
> will still work, even if there is nothing at the other end 'listening'
> Thanks ...
> Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services
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