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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Chapter 8. Static Application Example: Minicom

WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH THIS EXAMPLE, you’ll have a floppy disk that turns an x86-based computer (80386 and above) with a keyboard, VGA monitor, and floppy disk drive into a dumb serial terminal. We’ll use Minicom, a serial communications application that comes with most Linux distributions, but we’ll download all the software in this example from the Internet to show how easy it is.

This procedure takes somewhere between a half hour and two hours, depending on your hardware and experience—after you have the three files you need from the Internet. Before beginning this procedure, make sure that you have ...

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