/etc/inittab.orig so you can back
out if you mess things up.
/etc/inittab configures the
init process - the
process that is the parent of everything else that happens on your Linux
box. If you mess up inittab, you can make your system both unusable and
For this reason it is a good idea to have a rescue floppy handy (as well as a copy of the original inittab)!
At the end of
/etc/inittab, insert the following lines:-
# Dial in lines enabled in standard runlevels S1:234:respawn:/sbin/uugetty ttyS1 F38400 vt100
(changing S1 and ttyS1 to reflect the serial port you are using).
Save this file.