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Re: [Xen-devel] HVM - BIOS serial console redirection?

To: "Andrew D. Ball" <aball@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] HVM - BIOS serial console redirection?
From: Nate Carlson <natecars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 17:12:53 -0500 (CDT)
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On Tue, 30 May 2006, Andrew D. Ball wrote:
Have you tried

serial = 'pty'

in the domU's configuration? This makes the domU's virtual serial port look like the console of a paravirtualized domU, so you can use 'xm console' and 'xm create -c' on it.

Yes - it doesn't display the "virtual BIOS" stuff on the serial port, though.

I'm not sure what you mean by the BIOS contents ...

When you boot a HVM-based domU in SDL or VNC mode, it starts up with the screen that says:

"Plex86/Bochs VGABios current-cvs 22 May 2006
This VGA/VBE Bios is released under the GNU LGPG


If this could be redirected over the serial line, I believe it would be what W2K3 tries to detect..

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