Serial connection via USB

Thanks to one of the readers of this blog, I got a tip.
He connected the MiniX via a serial to usb connector to his pc.

In that way, he can see the output of the bootloader and change the behavior of uboot via console. This goes a little over my head, but I hope somebody can develop uboot further so it can boot from USB. It is possible, now only unactivated he confirmed.

Here are the pictures:

serialminix

 

As you can see on the right, the ground is connected to one of the pins of the USB port.

 

serialminix2

Credits go to Benjamin Larsson, thanks for sending this to me.

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One thought on “Serial connection via USB

  1. hmm how do we ask questions to Mr Larsson? A question that would answer a lot of other questions would be “Is linux installable without the serial link?”

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