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Old 09-18-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
zackbanda
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Cool Configuring a CISCO 1600 series router using Linux


Hi All,

I'm trying to configure a Cisco 1600 series router on my Madriva computer.
I don't know how to check for the port settings so that i can connect the console cable. I have 1 com port on my PC.
Please help with the steps that i need to take to be able to work on the router.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hi All,

I'm trying to configure a Cisco 1600 series router on my Madriva computer.
I don't know how to check for the port settings so that i can connect the console cable. I have 1 com port on my PC.
Please help with the steps that i need to take to be able to work on the router.
Cisco's web site has a page that deals specifically with this.

Install the Minicom program (if you haven't already) on your Linux system. Check the manual for the 1600 router, and find the baud/parity/stop-bit settings (I think it's 9600/N/8/1), and set them in Minicom.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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TBONe beat me to the punch in recommending minicom. You will probably use either the /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 device which corresponds to com0 and com1 in DOS.
You can press [CTRL]-A O to change the device from the /dev/modem default. You may need to make yourself a member of the uucp group to gain access to the device.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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Hi,
Thanks for the quickly response.... lovely community.
I downloaded Minicom ad tried to install it, this is what i got when i did the first step:

[root@Microlink zackeyo]# cd minicom-2.3/
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# make
bash: make: command not found


..I'm still new to Linux, please help with what i should do in order to install this software.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 08:21 AM   #5
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Hi,
Thanks for the quickly response.... lovely community.
I downloaded Minicom ad tried to install it, this is what i got when i did the first step:

[root@Microlink zackeyo]# cd minicom-2.3/
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@Microlink minicom-2.3]# make
bash: make: command not found


..I'm still new to Linux, please help with what i should do in order to install this software.
Download and install the GCC compiler. You can find binaries (pre-compiled), for your distro. Try http://rpm.pbone.net, and look for both the GCC and the minicom binaries. You can install them (after you download them), with "rpm -i <package name>", as root.

There's probably a software-update/repository tool for Mandriva, but I'm not too familiar with that distro, so I don't know what it is.
 
  


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