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Getting Started with Intel Galileo by Matt Richardson

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Appendix H. Connecting to Galileo via Serial

Connecting Galileo’s serial port to a computer’s USB port.
Figure H-1. Connecting Galileo’s serial port to a computer’s USB port.

There are a few different ways to connect to Galileo’s command line from your computer. In Connecting via Telnet, you learned how to connect over the network via Telnet. This appendix will show you how to connect to the command line using a serial cable.

This method lets you run Linux commands without any networking, which will come in handy if you’re trying to debug a networking problem. It also lets you see the debug messages that Galileo outputs while it’s booting up. That information might be helpful in case there’s some other problem ...

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