Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Mon Sep 8 02:02:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 11:27:11AM +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Sep 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > Ironically, I just bought an Inspiron 1525 for a friend of mine's son
> > as a birthday gift, so I do have access to one indirectly, and can
> > probably borrow it for a day or two if need be.  It lacks a serial
> > port, so I'd have to buy a USB serial adapter for serial console if
> > remote console was needed.
> Just FYI.. This won't work.
> You need a 'real' serial port for console, the other option would be to 
> use Firewire (if the laptop has it).

Ah, now that I think about it, I see why it won't work... good catch.  I
didn't think it all the way through.  :-)

Firewire is an alternative which won't work for a different reason: none
of my BSD machines at home have support for Firewire.  Bummer.

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