[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Apr 27 10:22:38 CDT 2005

Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:11:01PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>Evil thought: Now is about the time for someone like Sun to decide that
>>PC BIOS is cool, and start building their machines to require video to
>>use the BIOS...
> I have three machines (two P4s, one Xeon) here that are happy to use a
> serial console.  Granted, you need a KVM for first boot to set it to
> serial console, and you need to do something fancy to make RHEL install
> without graphics (I'm told a special boot floppy or CD will do the
> trick, but I just left the KVM on until after the OS was installed)...

Are they a real serial BIOS, or is it using screen control to present 
the same display you'd see on a graphics console?

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