Some people are windows oriented, others are linux oriented. Well I consider my self more of a windows user (I am not proud of that xD) so I decided to give linux a try and use minicom to configure Cisco devices. Here is how to download, Setup and Install minicom on ubuntu to be ready for use.
- First you have to download and install minicom:
sudo apt-get install minicom
Okay cool, now that you have installed it, you might want to find out the name of your serial port, Here is how:
dmesg | grep tt # This will bring all the port that are used to connected to outside terminals
Now it is time to configure minicom:
sudo minicom -s
After opting-in this command, follow these steps:
- Press A and change the serial device to the one you say in the previous step “For example: /dev/tty0”
- Press F to change the flow control to “No”
- Finally and most importantly, Press E to change your baud rate to “9600”
Now Press Esc to go back to main menu, and then save your configuration as dfl or you could save as and choose a name. For example cisco, now every time you would like to use the same configuration just type
sudo minicom cisco.
I hope this helps !!
Have a great day.