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SubjectRe: Console as terminal on serial port

Hi Mark,

On Fri, 21 Jun 1996, Mark Buckaway wrote:

> "Michael Mansour said:"
> >
> >Just configure a getty in /etc/inittab to access a dumb terminal via null
> >modem serial cable. Use mgetty, it handles it well.
>
> Ah, not as easy are you think. Getty runs AFTER the system is booted.
> Thus, all boot time stuff from LILO until getty is not seen.

If you want to see it, just use dmesg after you login to the dumb
terminal.

> Basically, I would like to NOT put any video card in the system. The
> motherboards I use permit this to happen (I think). I don't want to
> find a video card and monitor each time I can't do something over a
> serial port.
>
> Most workstations support booting up from a dumb term or a frame
> buffer/graphics card. I would just like to do this with Linux on a PC.

No worries. The above method is not exactly what you're after, but it's
very close.

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