On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 01:15:37AM +0900, Punit Agrawal wrote: >tags 960390 + patch > >On Wed, 13 May 2020 14:14:54 +0200 john doe <johndoe65...@mail.com> wrote: > >[...] > >> I also'd like to point out that instead of modifying grub at the install >> prompt, pressing the escape key and typing at the boot prompt the below >> works for me (pressing the 'escape' key instead of the 'tab' key): >> >> >> boot: install console=ttyS0,115200n8 DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text vga=none >> >> >> From Buster onwords, /etc/default/grub does not need to be modified at >> all after installation. >> >> >> What transpired in this thread is that modifying grub at installation >> time is not reflected at run time. > >Although that is also an issue, it's not the first issue the user >encounters. As mentioned by Bjorn and Geert, for users wanting to >install Debian on a headless machine there is no easy answer. > >To avoid needing any workarounds such as those discussed in earlier >replies, I looked at enabling the installer images to output on the >serial console by default. The attached simple change to the grub >configuration gives output on serial as well as connected monitor. > >The next issue that needs fixing is to update the kernel command line >to launch the installer on the serial console.
I think few people have been bothered by this in the past - all the server machines I've used for years have had options for redirecting a VGA console to the serial port. Do you have one that doesn't? -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. st...@einval.com "I suspect most samba developers are already technically insane... Of course, since many of them are Australians, you can't tell." -- Linus Torvalds