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Re: Debian Installer for armel ss4000-e


Thanks to all 3 who replied, I ended up testing 3 other cables and then making my own so that I could fit a standard DB9 Male connector on the back of the chassis and use a standard null modem cable.

Details are available here: http://www.tomjudge.com/index.php/SS4000-E/Serial_Cable

I will now try my hand at loading FreeBSD on this system, using the arm documentation that you guys have created.
I will be documenting this process for anyone that is interested.

Thanks again I appreciate the work that you have done,

Tom Judge

JF Straeten wrote:

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 06:28:40PM -0500, Tom Judge wrote:

I have the serial console connected at 115200 bps (cu -s115200
-lttyS0) using a standard serial connector and null modem cable and
never get anything but junk on the console.

I suggest that you try with another standard serial connector, until
you find a suitable one.

Following instructions, it's a standard serial PC cable, but I have
had to test three different cables on my SS4000-E to find one suitable
enough. With the first two, I only get garbage in minicom, exactly
like you describe.

Finaly, all was good with the tird. The settings for minicom are
115200 bps, 8N1 (defaults).

Are there any pointers that you can give me to get this install to
work correctly?

Once you'll resolve the serial console problem, you can try to install
Debian by loading the installer by tftp if the .pkg doesn't work.

I've some notes from before and during my installation if you want.


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