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Re: Fedora PPC console=? to get serial console



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 01:34:25PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > (Posting here because the fedora-ppc list is a bit overrun with spam
> > http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/fedora-ppc/ )
> >
> > Does anyone know what 'console=...' parameter I should give the Fedora
> > PPC kernel to get it to use a serial console?
> >
> > Debian uses the non-standard form console=ttyPZ0
> 
> That is for the special G5 serial cards I believe.
> 
> > I've also seen console=hvc0 mentioned.  Obviously I also tried
> > console=ttyS0.
> 
> hvc0 is for machines like POWER4/5/6 and possibly a couple others.

hvc0 is a virtual console device. As well as some PPC machines, its used
for Xen paravirt console, and KVM's virtio console device, and possibly
s390 too IIRC

Daniel
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