Booting a PowerStack-II on a serial line

Michael Meissner meissner at
Mon Feb 8 02:01:45 EST 1999

Is there any way I can tell at the shell level whether or not the
PowerStack-II machine was booted via a serial line or with a
monitor/keyboard?  I normally boot the machine via the serial line,
and discovered that the gettys for the virtual console were respawning
without end.  I edited the inittab to remove them, and put a normal
login at 9600 baud on /dev/ttyS0 on runlevel 3, but was wondering if
there was a way to switch automatically.

Also, I found I can't compile with the console on a serial line and
mac serial option (ie, can't use the common pmac/prep/mxb mode, I had
to use the prep/mxb mode) due to both trying to define the same

Michael Meissner, Cygnus Solutions (Massachusetts office)
4th floor, 955 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
meissner at,	617-354-5416 (office),	617-354-7161 (fax)

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