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Installing minicom

Alex / Colin will fill this one...

Configuring Minicom for PMP

~$ sudo minicom

If minicom was correctly installed, you shoud see something like this...

Welcome to minicom 2.00.0
OPTIONS: History Buffer, F-key Macros, Search History Buffer, I18n 
Compiled on Jan 25 2003, 00:15:18.
Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys
  • Press CTRL-A Z to see minicom menu
  1. Press CTRL-A O for 'configurations'
  2. Select 'serial port setup' on the menu
  3. Set A 'serial device' to /dev/ttyS0
  4. Set E 'Bps/Par/Bits' to 115200 8N1
  5. Press Esc and 'save setup as dfl'
  6. Exit minicom

PMP Settings for Output with minicom

  1. Turn off PMP
  2. Connect COM2 of PMP to COM1 of linux machine where minicom is installed
  3. Put on jumpers 2 and 4 on the PMP
  • Jumper 2 enables output to COM2 of PMP
  • Jumper 4 makes output to be readable with minicom

Run minicom

~$ sudo minicom

Boot PMP

  • minicom should change from offline to online, if the connection is established
CTRL-A Z for help |  115200 8N1 | NOR | Minicom 2.00.0 | VT102 |      Offline
CTRL-A Z for help |  115200 8N1 | NOR | Minicom 2.00.0 | VT102 |      Online
  • minicom will also display the PMP's output, which will looke like this...
SYSLINUX 2.11 2004-08-16  Copyright (C) 1994-2004 H. Peter Anvin
"linux"  to run Linux with /dev/hda2  as root (default after 5 sec.)
"nfs"    to run Linux with NFS exported directory on host as root
"initrd".to run Linux with an initial RAM disk image as root
"dos"    to run DOS-ROM (Linux can be run using loadlin.exe)
Loading bzimage................Ready.
Linux version 2.4.23-2.5-ts (root@codd.cs.earlham.edu) (gcc version 3.3.2     20031022 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.2-1)) #1 Tue Jun 13 6
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009ec00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009ec00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000002000000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
32MB LOWMEM available.
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