Mac Mini and Serial Console Access

James Sarrett dinosaur at
Sun Mar 6 17:12:01 GMT 2005

Well that depends on what you mean by Console access.  if you just want 
to log in after a machine is booted with a serial terminal, then that 
is certainly a possibility.  However, to use a USB<->RS/232 adapter to 
boot a system, it would have to be recognized by OpenFirmware.  And 
I've yet to see one that was.  So if you wanted to write some FCode for 
it you might be able to make it happen, but there's not really any easy 
way to do it.

Hope this helps,


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On Mar 6, 2005, at 7:13 AM, Brad Davis wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm wondering if it would be possible to use a USB adapter to gain 
> serial
> console access to a Mac Mini.
> Regards,
> Brad Davis
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