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Re: booting with no video adapter



On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 18:23 +0100, T. Horsnell wrote:
> How can I get an FC5 system to boot without a video adapter?
> At the moment, I cant even figure out how to tell grub that
> it has no VGA, let alone Linux. Any ideas anyone?
> 
> Cheers,
> Terry
> 

Why does it matter? I usually setup headless machines using a serial
null cable: (AKA Serial console)
All you need to do is configure grub [1] (and BIOS?), add serial console
support to the kernel command line [2] and add a serial console to
inittab [3].

- Gilboa

[1]
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO/configure-boot-loader-grub.html
[2]
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO/configure-kernel-grub.html
[3]
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO/getty-agetty.html



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