[TriLUG] Ubuntu Dapper-Drake: Serial Console Install?
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
OlsonE at aosa.army.mil
Tue Aug 29 14:45:28 EDT 2006
I'm a gentoo fanatic ...and have been using it pretty much since they've
been around. I try to keep an open mind, but its hard... very hard...
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Douglas Hardison
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:42 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Ubuntu Dapper-Drake: Serial Console Install?
Brian Weaver wrote:
> It's not an issue any longer since I ran into a bigger issue with
> Ubuntu 6.06; at least from my perspective. I've abandoned running
> Ubuntu on my server and I'm just going to continue running Sarge until
> Etch become the stable release from Debian. Hopefully Etch will not
> suffer from the same udev problem that Dapper Drake has when there is
> an extra IDE controller on the PCI bus.
> On 8/29/06, Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 8/26/06, Brian Weaver <cmdrclueless at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Anyone know if it's possible to install Ubuntu 6.06 "server" using
>> > a serial console session? I'm pretty sure I did this with Debian
>> > last time, but I haven't yet tried it with Ubuntu. I was going to
>> > install Ubuntu on a system that is headless and I'm really to lazy
>> > attach one if I don't need to.
>> > Has the serial port become so out dated? I ask this because I had
>> > to build myself a special respin of a rescue cd
>> > (http://www.sysresccd.org/) just to get serial support for my
>> > headless server.
>> I haven't tried this myself, but I remember looking at a script
>> called debtakeover which could probably be modifed to install ubuntu
>> instead of deb stable or one of the debian releases.
>> Is the serial port the only connection to this machine? You're going
>> to need some way to get the packages. If you've got tcp why not use
>> ssh or shudder telnet to get into it? If not, what kind of server
>> are you building?
>> Rick DeNatale
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Hmm. There's your problem - Debian.
I thought better of you, Weave!
Anyone will tell you Gentoo is the way to go ;-)
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