[CentOS] Install CentOS 7 over serial port on router board ?

Fri Mar 16 13:29:03 UTC 2018
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

> Am 16.03.2018 um 14:21 schrieb isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com>:
> Nicolas Kovacs writes:
>> Hi,
>> I have to install CentOS 7 for a client, to act as cache & filtering
>> proxy using Squid.
>> I'd like to use this piece of specialized hardware :
>> http://store.calexium.com/fr/systeme-pre-assemble/869-systeme-pre-assemble-rackmatrix-apu-amd-gx-412tc-quatre-coeurs-1-ghz.html
>> There is no VGA or HDMI video output, just a serial port to connect to,
>> and then three NICs and two USB ports.
>> I've never installed CentOS over a serial console, so I don't even know
>> if it's possible in the first place. Has anyone ever done something like
>> that ?
>> Any suggestions ?
> I haven't done this with Linux, only Soekris+OpenBSD, but the principles are the same. PXE, kickstart, monitoring via serial port. Change console settings to point to the serial port as per Giles. Use a USB-to-serial converter to connect to a laptop running a terminal program, or serial cable with a dekstop that still has a serial port. May need a null-modem cable, I don't remember.

We use a DIGITUS USB2Serial Converter (Prolific based USBID: VID:067B PID:2303) and then 

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