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SubjectRe: Console as terminal on serial port

> 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.
> 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.

Doesn't sound like a very difficult thing to implement. And with a LILO
option like console=tty00, it wouldn't be hard to use. Maybe a tunable
option?

/Magnus
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