See below - good progress, but no cigar yet.
On 08/21/2018 10:49 AM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
On 08/20/2018 07:48 PM, Bob Gustafson wrote:See my reply interspersed. On 08/20/2018 10:26 AM, Dusty Mabe wrote: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.Thanks very much for your reply. I don't get that far on the serial console. I think that dialog is being painted to a video frame buffer.. This is what I see on an attempt using a USB stick:could you try to add a "SERIAL" line to the isolinux/isolinux.cfg on your USB stick? and see if that helps? I can try to do this at some point but I'm not at home right now. Dusty
Clicking around to find out how to modify the isolinux/isolinux.cfg (which is pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg on my USB stick), it seemed too difficult with the RO nature of the iso disk.
So, I continued on my pxelinux->tftpboot path
I added the serial and console phrases to the vmlinuz and initrd.img lines - and I am seeing:
PXELINUX 6.04 PXE Copyright (C) 1994-2015 H. Peter Anvin et alThe console is live (I can type characters and they are echoed..).
11 lines up says Warning: /dev/root does not exist.
Is this a problem I can fix at this stage?