Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Mon Sep 8 02:24:35 UTC 2008

On Mon, 8 Sep 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> 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.

A PCI Firewire card can be had for $20 or so..

Much nicer than RS232 debugging too (a shitload faster for a start)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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