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Boot Linux WITHOUT a serial cable

CJack5
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My ultimate goal is to create a very accurate time server (GPS driven) using one of two Gen-1 Galileos. Neither Galileo came with audio jack serial adapter, so, I'm struggling. I can boot either board into the Arduino IDE and connect over a USB port AND the USB port on each shows up as a serial port (to Windows) as well. Interestingly, one of the boards comes up named "Galileo" on Com4; but the other just is a "device" on COM3. I've tried using putty to connect, with the COM4 board, I see a few garbage characters and the a string of hex digits. With the COM3 board, I see nothing.

In any case - is there some way (step by step please) to get to a Linux boot on the board, either from the USB cable or from a network, WITHOUT first going through a serial port? Or, worst (and I do mean worst) case, can someone point me at documentation so I can make my own serial to audio adapter cable.

Thanks in advance!

Clay Jackson

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Diego_V_Intel
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Hi N7QNM,

I recommend you to check the following thread: . That thread explains how to access the Galileo's terminal using Telnet (through the Ethernet port). This way you would be able to access the terminal without the serial cable.

Regarding the serial cable, in the following site there is a quick guide about building a serial cable for Galileo: http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergey-s-blog/intelgalileo-introduction Intel Galileo - Introduction - Malinov Family Web Presence. I recommend you to check that site, you might find it interesting.

Regarding the Galileo board that appears as "device", I recommend you to check if the drivers are installed properly and the board has the firmware upgraded. You can upgrade the firmware using the Firmware Updater Tool which is available in the following site: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24748 Download Intel® Galileo Firmware and Drivers 1.0.4

Regards,

Diego

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Diego_V_Intel
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Hi N7QNM,

I recommend you to check the following thread: . That thread explains how to access the Galileo's terminal using Telnet (through the Ethernet port). This way you would be able to access the terminal without the serial cable.

Regarding the serial cable, in the following site there is a quick guide about building a serial cable for Galileo: http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergey-s-blog/intelgalileo-introduction Intel Galileo - Introduction - Malinov Family Web Presence. I recommend you to check that site, you might find it interesting.

Regarding the Galileo board that appears as "device", I recommend you to check if the drivers are installed properly and the board has the firmware upgraded. You can upgrade the firmware using the Firmware Updater Tool which is available in the following site: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24748 Download Intel® Galileo Firmware and Drivers 1.0.4

Regards,

Diego

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