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Accessing Non-Responsive Computer

Hi,

I have a linux Fedora server which, for whatever reason is not accessible over the network.  I don't have a monitor or a keyboard so I cannot access it using conventional methods.  Is it possible to connect to it using either an ethernet cable or a USB cable (null terminated of course) and hyperterminal into it from my Windows laptop?

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paulj1999
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Morne LateganCommented:
Unfortunately: Not without having access to the box to configure the terminal session first. So you'll have to plug in a keyboard and a screen to configure the system to have the access you want for the next time this happens.
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martin_2110Commented:
Hmm you could give this a try. I don't know if it will work though.
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-docs/2006-September/000015.html

Follow the above doc but change this line:
append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 vnc vncconnect=192.168.0.100 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=cdrom lang=en_US keymap=us

To this one (add rescue to the end)
append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 vnc vncconnect=192.168.0.100 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=cdrom lang=en_US keymap=us rescue
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martin_2110Commented:
Or if you want to use your null modem cable you could do the following.
change this line:
append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 vnc vncconnect=192.168.0.100 headless ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=cdrom lang=en_US keymap=us
to:
append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 ip=dhcp ksdevice=eth0 method=cdrom lang=en_US keymap=us console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8 rescue
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