[RndTbl] Using Neoware thin client as an ASCII terminal
Gilbert E. Detillieux
gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Fri Nov 15 15:38:24 CST 2013
Hi folks. Just a quick follow-up on my round-table question at the last
I still haven't found a way to access the serial port on the Neoware
using Neolinux. So, I went hunting for a small Linux distro dedicated
to running minicom. A Google search for "minicom linux boot floppy"
pointed our a couple...
... plus an excerpt from a book called Embedded Linux, which showed you
how to roll your own. The second link above also explains how to roll
your own, but concludes with a link to his own bootable floppy image.
PiTUX also comes with a boot floppy image, as well as an ISO CD image.
I was able to get the boot image onto a partition in the Neoware flash
drive, and modified the Neolinux lilo.conf to boot from that. (The last
part ended up being the hardest part, but I was kind of hoping not to
toast the Neolinux image, in case I want to boot to that.)
Gilbert E. Detillieux E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group Web: http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA R2H 3B4 Fax: (204)474-7609
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