Deboo ^ wrote: > I'm trying to prepare to give some Linux tests and got a question that > I am confused with, even after digging in to the serial howto and > googling. Can somone give it a try? > > 2 to 4 seem important to me. 1 is the only option that seems not as > important but then the alias is needed for ttyS0, right? So what could > be the odd one out? > > > Which one of the following is NOT necessary if you want to be able to > use a serial connection to select a boot image from lilo, to view > kernel and init output, and log in as root? > > 1. /etc/modules.conf: alias /dev/ttyS0 serial > > 2. /etc/lilo.conf: serial=0,115200n8 > > 3. /etc/lilo.conf: append="console=ttyS0,115200n8" > > 4. /etc/securetty: ttyS0 > > 5. /etc/inittab: TO:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 115200 vt100 > My, this must be an old howto. Modern kernels use modprobe.conf, not modules.conf. And most distributions have gone to Grub instead of LILO. In any case, line 1 is not only not needed, but is also in the wrong format. Now that I have given you the answer to your test question, I leave it to you to figure out why it is the correct answer. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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