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Old 01-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Debian LAMP server not booting without monitor


i have set up a working Debian LAMP server, and i want to use it without keyboard/mouse/monitor attached as a server. I can still access it through serial console so i can controll it.

When i attach a monitor it boots fine on the monitor and through the serial console, but when i boot it without a monitor attached it stops after grub when he should load the kernel.

I have already looked in the bios and turned 'halt on' on 'no errors' and tried to edit the grub configuration but i can't get it to work without a monitor.

Anybody can help me? Thanks

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It's probably halting on no keyboard.
Old 01-03-2008, 03:00 AM   #3
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Nope. it works fine without keyboard
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found this:

isn't there a softwarematic way to do this? like letting grub think there is a monitor attached to the computer?

Old 01-07-2008, 02:56 AM   #5
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*bump again*

last try, if nobody has an answer i'll have to find another solution.
Found out when installing LILO and removing GRUB that it does the same thing, so i figured it should be in the kernel.
Does it search for a monitor attached before it loads or something similar, and is there a way to skip this so it boots?


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