Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Dan Farrell <dan@×××××××××.cx>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] serial terminal
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 22:30:38
1 On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 00:53:09 +0300
2 "Aleksey V. Kunitskiy" <alexey.kv@×××××.com> wrote:
4 > On Tuesday 10 July 2007 00:39, Patrick May wrote:
5 > > RDP, VNC, X, etc. is replacing a lot of it. Why walk over when a
6 > > couple mouse clicks or keys (for SSH) you can "be there."
7 >
8 > When the system is installed it is OK. But when it doesn't - is
9 > problem for me I'll install Gentoo on my home server soon and it is
10 > very interesting to me how I can use SSH terminal through COM or LPT
11 > port. Can somebody point me to doc how to setup Gentoo from LiveCD
12 > via serial terminal?
13 >
14 Generally you'd boot the server system from a gentoo (or other) boot cd
15 and then start up a SSH server on the system, and set the root
16 password, and then log in from another host. In this scheme, you'd be
17 using ssh through the network, and not through serial or parallel ports.
19 If you wanted to use a serial or parallel port, it's probably feasible,
20 but a lot more work even than temporarily hooking up a
21 keyboard and monitor so that you can set the root password and start
22 SSH. I've done it once before with a serial cable on another system,
23 but it required a lot more setup than would have been necessary if I
24 could have simply networked them together.
26 Serial and Parallel networking have, for the most part, been made
27 obsolete by inexpensive and mature Ethernet.
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