Chapter 2. Preparation

Table of Contents
2.1. Create fallback position
2.2. Select a serial port
2.2.1. Serial port names
2.2.2. Cannot share interrupt used for console's serial port
2.3. Select a serial speed and parameters
2.4. Configure the modem or the null-modem cable
2.5. Configure the terminal or the terminal emulator

This chapter ensures that access the existing console can be restored should the serial console fail to start.

This chapter then discusses the selection of the RS-232 port and its parameters.