I'm trying to setup a headless Linux server using RedHat 7.1. I have
modified the kernel and lilo to run the console on the serial port and
everything works as I expect it to.
However, when I have nothing connected to the serial port and try to
the headless box using rsh, the reboot won't continue until I plug
something into the serial port. When I plug the console into the
serial port there are a lot of messages that look like console
messages that pour onto the screen and then the reboot continues.
One thing I have found is that if I kill mgetty, syslogd and klogd the
reboot will happen without plugging anything into the serial port.
Does anyone have an idea as to what the reboot could be waiting for?
I assume it's because the console's log buffer is full, but what can I
do to fix this problem?
Thanks in advance for any help.