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Old 03-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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Serial Port Woes

I'm pretty new to Linux, I'm still learning my way around it. I'm running FC3 and I need to mount my serial port. I created the directory "/mnt/serial", and when I type (as root):

mount /dev/ttyS0

the following error message is returned:

mount: /dev/ttyS0 is not a block device

What should I do to avoid this message and mount the port? Also, I would like to add the serial port to my fstab file, so I don't have to mount it every time; any idea what to do about that?

Old 03-24-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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You don't mount serial ports. They're used for devices like modems etc and you just pass the port name to the right program. What do you need them mounted for?


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