[rescue] Using a Fire V240 as a desktop...

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Wed Dec 1 09:40:57 CST 2010

On Nov 30, 2010, at Nov 30, 2010 3:32 PM, James C wrote:

> On 11/30/2010 01:31 PM, Caleb Cupples wrote:
>> I admit, I cheated when I did it.. I had a USB Type 6 hooked up to the
>> server, and had my laptop (which doesn't have a serial port) SSHed
>> into the Linux-based Dell I had hooked into the V240. I ran Minicom
>> over SSH, waited for the boot tests to finish, and then hit Stop-A on
>> the Type 6. If I didn't have the Type 6, I would've had to throw the
>> V240 into maintenance mode, wait for all the testing to complete, and
>> then when the ok>  prompt came up, fix things that way.
> As far as I know, minicom's break acts just like Stop-A. You could also try
screen (screen /dev/ttyS0 on Linux) but I'm not sure how to send a break with


Ever since I discovered screen could attach to a serial port I've quit
bothering with stuff like minicom, unless I need to transfer a file with
zmodem or something. :)

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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