Running headless

Geoffrey Bennett (
Sat, 15 Jul 1995 02:30:35 +0930 (CST)

Hi all,

I am running a linux box without a video card/monitor at the moment.
It's working fine (except that it requires a keyboard to boot for
some unknown reason), but I'm wondering... when things aren't working
fine, what am I to do then? I've got the serial port connected to
another box so I can fix things if the ether is down, but I don't get
kernel messages there, and if the system fails to boot I won't be
able to figure out why.

So I guess I've got two questions... 1) how do other people deal with
this problem? and 2) are there patches available to the kernel so I
can have a serial console?


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