Subject: Re: mac <-> pc serial cable for OFW serial console?
To: Russell McManus <>
From: Daniel Eggert <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 02/10/2003 15:07:29
On Monday, February 10, 2003, at 02:52PM, Russell McManus <> wrote:

>I'd like to try booting my powermac 7300 using a serial console, but I
>don't have another mac available to serve as a terminal.  instead I'd
>like to use my thinkpad laptop, running NetBSD 1.6/i386.
>The trouble is that I can't find the necessary cable to pull this off;
>the Mac has an unusual serial cable.  Has anyone done this before?

Some would argue, that the IBM-PC has an unusual serial cable ;)

Mac's use RS-422 that allows higher speeds and longer cables than RS-232, but you can use it with RS-232 anyway.

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