[clug] Help! Kernel panic on MythTV machine while I'm not around!

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Feb 1 02:47:27 GMT 2008

Adam Thomas wrote:
> On 29/01/2008, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
>> I'm more thinking of a lackey-less solution. That way I could have two
>> machines, each KVMing each other, and fix remote problems without
>> waiting for a friend to break into my house...
> Yau can do this with two serial ports on each machine and null modem
> cables between them. ttyS0 on machine one is connected to ttyS1 on
> machine two (repeat on machine two to machine one). Set the kernel
> console to ttyS0 and run minicom on ttyS1.
> This scales too, to add a new machine just hook ttyS0 on machine two
> to ttyS1 on machine three and ttyS0 on machine three to ttyS1 on
> machine one. One null modem per machine and as long as one machine is
> up you can run around the loop bringing the other machines up.

This wont provide BIOS information though, unless your BIOSes are much
nicer than mine...


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