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5.3. Configure Linux kernel using SYSLINUX

Edit each LABEL entry to add an APPEND line containing the serial console parameter to pass to the Linux kernel. Like LILO, if a kernel already has parameters, then add our parameters to the list after APPEND.

For example:

Figure 5-6. Recommended kernel parameters, SYSLINUX configuration

APPEND console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600n8

There are some traps for beginners in the differences between LILO and SYSLINUX. LILO uses append=, whereas SYSLINUX uses just append. lilo needs to be run after each change to /etc/lilo.conf, whereas syslinux does not need to be run after changing \SYSLINUX.CFG.