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    SubjectRe: Badness in device_release at drivers/base/core.c:84
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    On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 06:20, wb wrote:
    > >
    > > 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 :
    >
    > uucp-1.06.1-33.7.2.
    >
    > Also , LILO is broken on some machines and ignores
    > serial input so make sure you use at least
    >
    > lilo-21.6-71
    >
    > On the TARGET
    >
    > 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 "
    > serial=0,9600N8
    >
    > 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/console.org
    > 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
    >

    John,

    I appreciate your writing short and sweet howto :-).

    I was able to get it going from FreeBSD 5.1 box with cu -l /dev/ttyd0
    2&<1 > log to my Linux machine.

    Thank you for helping.

    Paul B.
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