November 11th, 2003, 17:23
I wanted to capture some additional data when I am try and install 5.1 on my IBM servers.

Currently, I was going to use a Windows 2000 Laptop for the serial connection. Anyone have any suggestions or advice on this particular method? Any known problems if I did it this way?

Like I said, I need to gather more data during the install when 5.1 fails and this seems like the best method for the job.

I appreciate the help.


November 11th, 2003, 17:38
While a co-worker was on vacation i was troubleshooting a sun server using his w2k laptop and a serial connection. The default keybinding in hyperterminal was such that everytime i hit an arrow key it sent a break, which REALLY SUCKS when you're not ready to exit single user mode and the damn machine takes 15 minutes to boot up.

So, be careful of your keybindings!

November 11th, 2003, 17:53
Will do. :)

Looks like the handbook has a pretty good explanation about setting it up.
Hyperterminal is always fun...brings back flashes of setting up Cisco devices.