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SubjectRe: Badness in device_release at drivers/base/core.c:84

> I'll look into serial console and try to set it up.Do i need extra
> hardware or cables to run serial console? any poniters or setup
> suggestions would be welcome as i never used serial consoles before.
> Regards,
> Paul
> -

Your need a NULL modem serial cable available
from any computer store.

Install uucp - I use on the HOST :


Also , LILO is broken on some machines and ignores
serial input so make sure you use at least



1. Connect the serial ports together ( COM1->COM1 ) with
the serial cable .

2. Modify LILO to use serial line on the TARGET
add to lilo.conf:
append="console=ttyS0,9600n8 console=tty0 "

Run lilo

3. Add to /etc/inittab on the HOST

S0:s12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 ttyS0

4. To see ALL THE CONSOLE MESSAGES during boot on the TARGET

mv /dev/console /dev/
ln /dev/ttyS0 /dev/console

5. Start uucp on the HOST:

cu -l /dev/ttyS0 -s 9600

6. Boot your target


John Donnelly AT HP DOT com

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