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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 19:07:10 +0100
From:      jan.muenther@nruns.com
To:        Francisco Reyes <lists@natserv.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions List <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Soekris machines
Message-ID:  <20031231180710.GA1884@ergo.nruns.com>
In-Reply-To: <20031231125414.D48743@zoraida.natserv.net>
References:  <20031231125414.D48743@zoraida.natserv.net>

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Howdy, 

> In particular how did you communicate with the machine? Do I need a null
> modem cable? Which program you used and settings? From the ports it seems
> minicom may do the trick.
It's been a while, but I played with one of those boxes during our
(ir-)regular C0d3 & b33r sessions. 
The console was set up to use 9600bps, 8N1 - so you could either connect
with minicom, or with cu, as I usually, since it's there by default.
Naturally, you'll need a null modem cable, yes. 

cu -s 9600 -l /dev/cuaa[0-9] usually does the trick for me. 

> 
> If using the CF card in the machine how did you find out what was the
> device name of your USB writer. I blew up my primary HD MBR trying to
> write the image of M0n0wall. Didn't loose almost any data due to my
> nightly backups, but want to find out the right way to do it on a less
> painfull way. :-)

Isn't that handled like umass devices are usually handled, meaning it's
reachable as /dev/da* ?

Cheers, J.



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