RAC port as boot console - possible?
crosser at rol.ru
Thu Jan 22 04:47:00 CST 2004
On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 12:20, Mark Watts wrote:
> > I wonder if it could be possible to use RAC serial port as a serial
> > console for LILO/ISOLINUX and as the kernel console (to receive boot
> > messages).
> > I understand that from within Linux you normally need to setup the port
> > with setserial, having previously determined it's IRQ and IO addresses
> > from lspci. Lilo uses BIOS calls (?) to talk to the port, so it is
> > probably necessary that BIOS initialize the port assigning it well known
> > IO/IRQ settings, e.g. 0x02f8/3 for com2. Is it possible to achieve? Or
> > maybe there is some other way?
> > VGA redirection looks too glitchy to use it in real life...
> > Oh yes, the servers I am talking about are 1750s.
> Don't the 1750's have a bios option to setup one of the serial ports for
> console redirection?
"Real" serial port, yes. But I want to redirect console to the
"virtual" RAC port, the one accessible over the management ethernet.
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