Deboo ^ wrote:
I'm trying to prepare to give some Linux tests and got a question
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
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.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!