OK I even didn't know about the keyboard tips for the HMC output. Even it seem logical in fact. Well.
if you have an HMC then it's a different history and you must look for further support from IBM.
I strongly suggest you read your own machine manual:
link: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocente ... 14_275.htm
For the serial console I had noticed the file modifictations on /etc/securetty and /etc/inittab.
Here my total configuration : I use an eeePC 701 with a slackware 13-0, plugged with an USB/DB9 adaptator to connect finally the server. I launch the minicom with "9600 8N1" settings. But well, I am still offline.
well, connect your nullmodem cable to the Intellistation's first serial port (S1) and you'll see a login prompt through the serial console. If it's a second hand equipment you'd check in SMS menu about the serial speed. It could not be 9600bps but different.
If you want to see linux bootstrap too then you have to add console=ttyS0,9600
as kernel parameter.
If you don't know about kernel parameters you can read here:
link: http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation ... meters.txt
I have noticed that in the installation documentation, which is especially clear, it (maybe) should be useful to add the following statement : we HAVE to name as ".profile" (and not my_configuration.config) for the kernel configuration file in order to compile.
EDIT #2 :
I also noticed that we have to copy the yaboot.conf file from the un-chrooted partition in order to edit it.
I'm sorry, but i don't understand. Refer, please, to CRUX PPC Handbook