[syslinux] serial port install system

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed May 18 17:51:13 PDT 2011

On 05/18/2011 02:19 PM, Rance Hall wrote:
> The serial port install has almost gone by the wayside, yet I still
> find a number of cases where it would be great if there were such a
> thing.
> Headless servers come to mind specifically.
> Grub legacy has a way to setup the serial port and broadcast output to
> both the console and the serial port to check to see where the real
> person is.
> I'd like to know if syslinux can do this as well.
> Id also like to be able to detect WHICH console was selected and if
> the real person is at a serial console then be sure to offer
> customized images to install oses from the serial port.

Yes, the "serial" command does this by default.

It provides simultaneous control, unlike Grub there isn't a notion of
one or the other being "selected".


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