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An RS-232 serial console allows Linux to be controlled from a terminal or modem attached to an asynchronous serial port. The monitor, mouse and keyboard are no longer required for system administration. Serial consoles are useful where Linux systems are deployed at remote sites or are deployed in high-density racks.
This HOWTO describes how to configure Linux to attach a serial console.
Glen Turner would like to thank his family for allowing him to work on this project for the surprisingly large number of evenings which it took to write this HOWTO. Thank you Karen, Kayla and Ella.