Re: bananaPro | debian jessie doesn't boot; trying to establish a serial connection
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:03:20PM +0100, toogley wrote:
> i have a Banana Pro which i want to boot a debian jessie from. I know HDMI
> doesn't work, so I want to have a serial connection for configuring ssh.
> 1. $ wget http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/main/installer-armhf/current/images/netboot/SD-card-images/firmware.BananaPro.img.gz
> 2. $ wget http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/main/installer-armhf/current/images/netboot/SD-card-images/partition.img.gz
> 3. $ zcat firmware.BananaPro.img.gz partition.img.gz > netinstall.img
> 4. My Banana Pro has three pins in the corner of the LAN Port. I've
> connected my
> Pins accoring that http://wiki.lemaker.org/File:USBpl2303.jpg picture
> --> GND; white --> RX; Green --> TX; leaving the red one out) and plugged
> power adapter.
> 5. i've set up my minicom like here
> - Serial Device to /dev/ttySzero
> - Bps 9600 BN1
> - modem init and reset strings are already removed
> 6. only the red power lamp is on and minicom says 'offline'
Sometimes it is worth making sure hardware flow control is OFF in minicom,
and perhaps carrier detect too.
Are you sure 9600 is correct? Most devices I encounter these days are
115200 it seems.
https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2015/03/msg00314.html seems to
mention 115200 on a Banana Pro.