Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 configuration

Note: This procedure is based on a default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1. The file names, structures, and commands might be different for other versions of Red Hat Linux.

Complete the following steps to configure the general Linux parameters for SOL operation when using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 operating system.

Note: Hardware flow control prevents character loss during communication over a serial connection. You must enable it when using a Linux operating system.
  1. Add the following line to the end of the # Run gettys in standard runlevels section of the /etc/inittab file. This enables hardware flow control and enables users to log in through the SOL console.
                         7:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -h ttyS1 19200 vt102
  2. Add the following line at the bottom of the /etc/securetty file to enable a user to log in as the root user through the SOL console: