fc10 telnet install broken

Jackie McBride abletec at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 18:19:06 UTC 2008

Can vnc be used w/a screenreader?

On 12/18/08, Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> wrote:
> Yes, it's broken. See bugzilla.redhat.com and but 471082.
> Janina
> Terry Klarich writes:
>> Hello all:
>> It appears that the telnet install of fc10 is broken.  When the text
>> telnet parameters are given on the kernel commandline, the
>> machine boots as expected.  However, Anaconda asks if you really want to
>> use text install.  It trys to convence one to use the vnc
>> instead.  This information was obtained with sighted assistence.
>> >From my prospective, the machine boots normally, it asks dhcp for it's IP
>> address and such.  The host then comes up on the network.
>> It is pingable.  However, nmap shows no ports open.  I thought I could
>> just hit enter because I new the machine was waiting for me
>> to conferm I really wanted a plain text install.  Evidently, it goes into
>> the install procedure on the console instead of a telnet
>> session.  The fc10 documentation says that telnet is still supported.
>> Anyone got any comments?
>> I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade this server with preupgrade.  Now, I
>> have a server, with no serial ports (serial console), and
>> no way to recover with telnet.
>> does anyone know of any pci serial cards that will do com1..4 3f8, 2f8,
>> irq's 3/4?
>> Thanks for any information you might have.
>> Terry
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