Problem Serial console with Redhat Enterprise Version 3.

Kresimir Sparavec kreso at k.plenum.de
Fri Mar 11 10:28:14 CST 2005


hint: try to disable "console redirect after boot" in system bios


On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 09:27:13AM -0600, Daniel Schrock wrote:
> Just so you don't feel abandoned, since no one on the list has responded.
> We have the same issue that you are experiencing on the floowing hardware:
> 3x PE6650
> 2x PE2650
> 4x PE1750
> 
> and last but not least, 1 Optiplex Workstation that i used to test
> various options.
> 
> Kernel messages display just fine, then the display stops after init
> until the login prompt appears.
> no boot messages at all, yet if I use 'service' to stop/start/restart
> while logged into the console, the messages display just fine.
> 
> You are not alone, but no one here seems to have any clue as to what is
> going on.
> I also tried a few RHEL/Dell IRC channels and got a little farther, but
> no solution was ever found.
> 
> If you do figure it out, please pass the information along.
> 
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> 
> jskim wrote:
> 
> >I am using PowerEdge 750 with Redhat Linux 3.0 update 3.
> >And I am already setting up console login from serial. 
> ># grub.conf generated by anaconda
> >#
> ># Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> ># NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> >#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> >#          root (hd0,1)
> >#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda8
> >#          initrd /initrd-version.img
> >#boot=/dev/sda
> >default=0
> >fallback=1
> >timeout=10
> >serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 -word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
> >terminal --timeout=10 serial console
> >splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> >title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (2.4.21-20.0.1.ELsmp)
> >        root (hd0,1)
> >        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-20.0.1.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/
> >        console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200n8r
> >        initrd /initrd-2.4.21-20.0.1.ELsmp.img
> >
> ># /etc/inittab
> >:
> >:
> >c0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 19200 ttyS0 vt100
> >
> ># /etc/securetty
> >:
> >ttyS0
> >
> >
> >But I can not see any boot log during booting and can not use keyboard until
> >Red Hat Linux completely booted from console.
> >
> >How Can I will be able to see boot log during the booting and using keyboard to choose which kernel to boot ?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
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