[rescue] 7043-260 serial console help - no login prompt
pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Aug 30 13:42:45 CDT 2007
On Thursday 30 August 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:
> 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.
What does 'lsattr -El tty0 -a logmodes -a runmodes' say? They should
both have 'clocal' in them. Also, check that there's a line
in /etc/inittab, to run a getty on /dev/console, like this one:
You might try to do "chcons -a login=enable /dev/tty0", as well.
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