A.2. Red Hat Linux 7.1 and SysVinit

The System V init system shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.1 does not support serial console correctly in single user mode. See Red Hat advisory RHBA-2001:085-02 New SysVinit package to fix hangs on serial console. The advisory announces an update to the package SysVinit-2.78-15.i386.rpm that is shipped on the Red Hat Linux 7.1 CD.