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howtos:hardware:serial_installation [2014/06/27 18:07 (UTC)]
sycamorex [Preparation of the boot image] syntax cleanup for consistency with other pages
howtos:hardware:serial_installation [2014/06/27 18:11 (UTC)] (current)
sycamorex [Installation] Syntax cleanup for consistency with other pages
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 Connect the serial ports of your two machines with a null-modem cable, and run  Connect the serial ports of your two machines with a null-modem cable, and run 
  
-''​minicom -D /dev/ttyS0 -b 115200''​+  ​minicom -D /dev/ttyS0 -b 115200
  
 on the machine you will use as your terminal. Now boot the machine you are installing on the machine you will use as your terminal. Now boot the machine you are installing
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 in ''/​dev/​disk/​by-label'',​ it makes stuff a __lot__ easier later e.g: in ''/​dev/​disk/​by-label'',​ it makes stuff a __lot__ easier later e.g:
  
-''​# mke2fs -L root /dev/sdb1''​+  ​# mke2fs -L root /dev/sdb1
  
-Don't let the slackware ​installer format them then of course.+Don't let the Slackware ​installer format them then of course.
 </​note>​ </​note>​
  
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 from dialog: from dialog:
  
-''​export DIALOGOPTS="​--ascii-lines"​''​+  ​export DIALOGOPTS="​--ascii-lines"​
  
 The rest of the installation should work as usual ("​special"​ keys like page up don't seem to work correctly though..). But instead of rebooting after the installation has finished, we need to set the installed system to also use the serial line. Chroot into the installation:​ The rest of the installation should work as usual ("​special"​ keys like page up don't seem to work correctly though..). But instead of rebooting after the installation has finished, we need to set the installed system to also use the serial line. Chroot into the installation:​
  
-''​# chroot /mnt''​+  ​# chroot /mnt
  
 Now edit your ''/​etc/​lilo.conf''​ and insert a line  Now edit your ''/​etc/​lilo.conf''​ and insert a line 
  
-''​serial= 0,115200n8''​+  ​serial= 0,115200n8
  
 right at the top. The global append line needs the addition like the one right at the top. The global append line needs the addition like the one
 used for the ''​usbboot.img'':​ used for the ''​usbboot.img'':​
  
-''​console=ttyS0,​115200''​+  ​console=ttyS0,​115200
  
 to let it come up before the init system tries to mount it. to let it come up before the init system tries to mount it.
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 you should also add: you should also add:
  
-''​rootdelay=10''​+  ​rootdelay=10
  
 The device order on the APU is likely to change. So you should The device order on the APU is likely to change. So you should
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 Uncomment the line enabling serial login in your inittab and change the speed to 115200: Uncomment the line enabling serial login in your inittab and change the speed to 115200:
-''​+<​code>​
 [...] [...]
  
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 [...] [...]
-''​+</​code>​
  
 <note important>​Uncomment ''​ttyS0''​ in ''/​dev/​securetty''​ or you will not be able to login as root from the serial line!</​note>​ <note important>​Uncomment ''​ttyS0''​ in ''/​dev/​securetty''​ or you will not be able to login as root from the serial line!</​note>​
  
-This should be all, exit the chrootand reboot your system!+This should be all. Exit the chroot and reboot your system!
  
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