Grub / Boot Problem

Philip Rowlands phr at
Tue May 25 20:36:01 CDT 2004

On Tue, 18 May 2004, nathan r. hruby wrote:

>Note that if you have Serial Console Redirection turned on in BIOS along
>with the option to keep displaying after the OS boots *and* grub is
>configured to have a serial condole this will happen.  The solution (that
>I found) was to simple change the Redirection Option to just display the
>POST, as grub will pick up perfectly as it knows about serial devices
>(lilo doesn't)

Check man lilo.conf(5) for the "serial=" setting. To quote:

Example:  serial=0,2400n8 initializes COM1 with the
          default parameters.

Agree on disabling "redirect after boot" though. I've never really
understood when that might be useful, unless running DOS programs.


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