I prefer a high speed serial connection to the normal 9600, we use 115200 of 57600.

Console Redirection in Bios

To see the post messages and access your bios setup screens, enable console redirection in the bios if available

Grub

Modify /boot/grub/grub.conf to enable serial console Add: serial --unit=0 --speed=115200 terminal Add to kernel line: console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8 Remove: splashimage hiddenmenu

Booted System

Start a getty process on ttyS0 at the same speed specified in grub.conf Add this to /etc/inittab # serial console co:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty ttyS0 115200 vt102

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