Dell 2850 w/ RHEL v4 - Console/Serial port?

David Hubbard dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Wed Jul 13 10:01:25 CDT 2005


You can set the 2850 bios for serial operation so
you can access things before the OS boots.  Afterward,
just google for "linux serial console".

David 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Shane Presley
> Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:51 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Dell 2850 w/ RHEL v4 - Console/Serial port?
> 
> Hello,
> 
> On my Sun Solaris servers, I can use my console port to login to the
> system, watch it boot, access the firmware, etc.
> 
> For my Dell RedHat servers, I use local Keyboard/Video/Mouse.  But I
> was wondering if they would support a similar text-only based access
> via the serial port?
> 
> If so, what would the pinout be?  DB9F DCE?
> 
> Thanks
> Shane
> 
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