[syslinux] isolinux and multiple serial consoles

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Sep 8 08:32:56 PDT 2006

iSteve wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Sep 2006 21:15:25 -0700
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
>> The way it works on syslinux is that both the video and the serial 
>> console work in parallel.  In theory, it wouldn't be that big of a deal 
>> to add; on the other hand, you're the first one in 12 years to ask for 
>> this...
> My motivation is serial console automagic detection on live distributions or
> installation medias; you generally do not know on which device you have the
> console attached to beforehand (recently installing some IBM eServer taught me
> that lesson)... 

Yeah, but you also don't know what else the user might have attached to 
serial ports...


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