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[opensuse] SOLVED Re: how to configure grub to show its menu through a serial console?
  • From: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 01:34:57 +0800
  • Message-id: <1169832897.5469.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Here is the mistake I made. The two lines
serial --unit=0 --speed=115200
terminal --timeout=15 serial console

MUST be used at the very begining of menu.lst configuration file. If
it's used in wrong place like my example config file (see end of this
email) it has no effect.

在 2007-01-27六的 01:26 +0800,Zhang Weiwu写道:
> Hello. Maybe a stupid question because I only started trying to
> configure a serial terminal to access a headless SuSE 10.2 server.
>
> I need to be able to select from grub boot menu from serial console, not
> going to the real host for this. I was following this guide (very
> detailed and nice written guide I think)
> https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/584/3456486_f.SAL_Public.html
>
> I configured serial console by folling that guide, everything works
> except only one thing, the boot menu is still displayed on the SuSE
> server (not on my serial terminal). (After that everything is on serial
> line).
>
> According to the guide adding these lines to menu.lst should work:
> serial --unit=0 --speed=115200
> terminal --timeout=15 serial console
>
> And I tripple checked I do have this in my menu.lst. I am going to dig
> into grub document for this, but drop a message on the list too in case
> someone happen to know if I have done it wrong. Thanks a lot in advance!
>
> Here is my menu.lst
>
> # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on 四 1月 25 17:35:46 CST 2007
> default 0
> timeout 5
> gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message
> ##YaST - activate
> serial --unit=0 --speed=115200
> terminal --lines=37 serial
>
> ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
> title openSUSE 10.2
> root (hd0,1)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.2-34-default root=/dev/hdb2
> resume=/dev/hdb1 splash=silent showopts vmalloc=256M
> console=ttyS0,115200
> # kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.2-34-default root=/dev/hdb2 vga=0x314
> resume=/dev/hdb1 splash=silent showopts vmalloc=196M fbcon=map:4
> initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.2-34-default
>
> ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name:
> failsafe###
> title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.2
> root (hd0,1)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.2-34-default root=/dev/hdb2 vga=normal
> showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0
> edd=off 3
> initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18.2-34-default
>

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