Remote Serial Console HOWTO

Mark F. Komarinski


Revision History
Revision 0.12001-03-20Revised by: mfk
First revision

Most UNIX-based systems have the concept of a serial console. Linux is no exception to this, and this document covers how to set up your hardware to use a serial console.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright Information
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. Credits
1.4. Feedback
2. Why use Serial Consoles?
3. Configuring Linux for Serial Consoles
3.1. Configuring LILO and the Linux Kernel
3.2. Configuring getty for use with serial ports
4. Serial Port Applications
4.1. Minicom
5. Cabling serial ports together