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Serial port access with a CA-42 cable

Posted by j10152 
Serial port access with a CA-42 cable
February 16, 2011 03:07PM
My take on how to access the serial port header with a generic (your wire colors may be different!)
CA-42 cable.

It allows you to see the boot process beyond "Starting kernel ...", where nc stops. A great aid in troubleshooting boot issues!

1) Bend the pins and drill appropriate holes
2) Check alignment
3) Insert CA-42 cable with female D-SUB connectors attached
4) Done. See attached .jpg's

HTH, Jim
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