On Sat, 9 Feb 2008, Ulrich Spoerlein wrote:
> So, is boot0sio supposed to just work with a cheap USB->RS232 dongle
> at the other end? I don't know how this paragraph from boot0cfg(8) is
> affecting me.
> -b boot0
> Specify which `boot0' image to use. The default is
> /boot/boot0 which will use the video card as output, alternatively
> /boot/boot0sio can be used for output to the COM1 port. (Be aware
> that nothing will be output to the COM1 port unless the modem signals
> DSR and CTS are active.)
If by "other end" you mean the PC that ISN'T using boot0sio then I think
it would work fine.
Even a really shitty RS232 dongle would get DSR & CTS right otherwise
stuff like modems wouldn't work with it either..
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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