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Re: [atomic-devel] Bare metal installation without video display??

On 08/19/2018 10:50 AM, Bob Gustafson wrote:
> My particular piece of bare metal seems to have enough memory, disk 
> space, Intel x86_64 architecture w/4 cores, ethernet nics, but it does 
> not have any video support.
> I can move data using ethernet, but user interaction during install must 
> go through a 115200n8 serial port.

Do you see the isolinux boot menu on the serial console? If so you just need
to edit the first entry and add console=ttyS0 to the kernel command line. 

> I have avoided using Anaconda since F20, but for this first install, I 
> think interacting with Anaconda would be the best route.
>    (I anticipate installing many times as I feel out the bare metal and 
> increase my own knowledge.)

If you are going to install many many times I would suggest using something
like PXE and a kickstart based install. 

> My host system is a healthy Fedora 28. Minicom is my serial port 
> software - seems to work ok.
> The Fedora-AtomicHost-ostree-x86_64-28-20180806.0.iso has vesamenu.c32, 
> but no menu.c32 file.
> I'm looking for suggestions as to how I should proceed.

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