Serial and USB Console on Mac OSX

Obviously nowadays when admining we mostly have laptops - laptops don’t tend to come with serial I/O ports anymore, so you buy a Serial -> USB adapter, say this one ↗ or any one with a legit (there are fakes) FDTI FT232RL chipset. Download and install the relevant drivers but where do we go from here? Specifically on mac, find your device’s tty name: cd /dev ls -ltr *usb* I added a handy little alias to my...

September 11, 2013 · Myles Gray

Fixing/Flashing a broken motherboard w/ SPIPGM2 and Serial

This details how to use a serial port and custom made cable to flash the BIOS on a motherboard that is not POSTing.

February 1, 2012 · Myles Gray