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Re: booting with no video adapter



On 9/6/06, Gilboa Davara <gilboad gmail com> wrote:
On 9/6/06, T. Horsnell <tsh mrc-lmb cam ac uk> wrote:
> >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
>
> But this is what I cant figure out how to do. How to configure
> grub so that it doesnt try to use video?
>
> Terry.
>

You seem to have missed the supplised links.

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

Not having a videocard is not at all the same thing as not having a
display.  I've not seen any motherboards which will POST without some
kind of videocard.


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