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Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:15 pm
by Materdaddy
Also, the FTDI cable is popular because it goes straight from USB to TTL.

That means that instead of two adapters (one taking you from USB to RS232, and another taking RS232 to TTL), you only need one to get proper access on your tonidoplug.

Adafruit sells one I have used successfully in linux many times in the past at a reasonable price: http://adafruit.com/products/70

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:38 pm
by madhan
Great to know. Thanks for sharing. I am sure this will help a lot of our users.

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:17 pm
by Paladine
Thanks. I have one on order from eBay, but maybe this cable would work. Seems similar

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... inkstation

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:52 pm
by UrbanVoyeur

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am
by expenguinbasher

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 am
by UrbanVoyeur
It should work with the SATA and USB drives installed. Have you tried the console without the drive in place? Have you tried re-partitioning the SATA drive?

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 am
by expenguinbasher
The SATA is partitioned as default having built it using the boot from usb process. Don't really want to mess with it, as it is my dev environment. It works without the SATA, just boots from NAND, but also does with the SATA in. Just connecting the console to the USB on my laptop seems to kill the running system if it is on SATA, so I wonder if it is an issue with the adaptor. Although it was recommended in different thread. The reason being that I could get into a crashed plug to see what was going on, so the idea would be to be able to connect the adaptor to a running plug......

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:34 pm
by UrbanVoyeur

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:39 am
by marioscube
I agree with UrbanVoyeur.

Connecting via USB to a PC/Laptop after boot might be possible (with the serial adapter connected to the Plug).

Re: TonidoPlug2 console access?

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:12 am
by expenguinbasher