[rescue] 7043-260 serial console help - no login prompt

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 01:20:02 CDT 2007

Scott Mickey wrote:
> Wise Rescuers, 
> I have an IBM 7043-260 (headless), with a 9600-8-N-1 serial cable on tty0. 
> Installation of AIX 5.2 goes fine using the serial console, and after 
> install I am able to telnet into the box OK.  However, I get no login 
> prompt on the serial cable console. 
> The terminal server hardware I'm using works OK with all Sun SPARC and 
> HP PA-RISC machines, and OK with the IBM 7043-260 during install.  It 
> appears the IBM serial port changes it's behavior after AIX 5.2 boots. 
> This web page says this is the case, anyway: 
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=314384
> I would like to have login access on the serial port in case I ever 
> fat finger an `ifconfig` command and loose network access.  I have tried 
> a few things, as shown below, but no success yet.  Your help is much 
> appreciated. 

Is there a graphics card in the machine?  Is there a keyboard and/or 
mouse and/or tablet attached?

Peace...  Sridhar

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