Linux: Configure / Enable Serial Console By Editing GRUB Boot Loader

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How do I configure and enable console redirection in the BIOS? I want see my remote dedicate server boot information and any diagnostic information that is normally printed to the screen. I’ve already enabled serial ports in my server BIOS and wired them up. Now how do I configure and access Linux over a serial console?

Error /dev/hdX does not have any corresponding BIOS drive and Solution

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Q. After windows XP installation I lost my Grub boot loader and now when I try to run grub-install command to restore Grub in master boot record. But I am getting an error that read as follows:
/dev/sda does not have any corresponding BIOS drive

How do I fix this problem?

A. grub-install is use to install GRUB on your drive. If you are getting error try to recheck device map.

Type the command as follows:
# grub-install --recheck /dev/sdaWhere,

  • –recheck: Probe a device map even if it already exists
  • /dev/sda : Replace /dev/sda with your actual device name.

Above command should fix the problem.

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