LOL, Pepedog knows a lot, though. I have an Arch image on an SD card. No external monitor or TV available, I want to plug my PDA in with the Pi as host and PDA as slave, and ssh in to the Pi. Catch is, I have been told that the initial boot has to be done with either a keyboard and monitor, or over Ethernet. Is that the final word on that?pepedog wrote:Pepdog doesn't know everything. In fact I'm trying to get my head around what you want.
Are you talking about USB slave mode?
_Joe Schmoe wrote:I don't know where you get either of these ideas:
1) That you can boot over ethernet
2) That you cannot boot from USB
I did not say I have no keyboard, but I have no display for the Pi.redhawk wrote:Since you have no TV or monitor, no computer, no laptop, no keyboard or mouse, no internet access what exactly are you using your Raspberry PI for??
Thank you. That is what I am trying to do, except I thought the Pi had to be the host and the Zaurus the client. Maybe that is what I am doing wrong? Am I instead supposed to set up the Pi as client and Zaurus as host?ghans wrote: Another Idea :
If the Zaurus can run Linux , and supports USB Host mode , why don't you log in via serial console ?
I am not sure what you are talking about or why I would need one of these. My Zaurus has two USB ports (client and slave modes), and it's own USB hub. Why do I need a TTL or UART adapter?ghans wrote: TTL-UART -> USB adaptors sell under 7 dollars AFAIK.
Thanks for the information about that, it might come in handy when I want to connect my other, older Zaurus to the Pi. Both Zauruses have Minicom on them as well as my preferred terminal, I guess I can use it if I have to, although I find some essential MINICOM commands do not seem to work reliably for me.ghans wrote: You would use Minicom or similar on your Zaurus and the adaptor connected to the Pis GPIO.
Thanks, I did see some of those with google but was curious as to why I would need them when I can just use USB without purchasing any more hardware. If usbnet will work, then I just need to figure out what is not quite right in how I am setting things up in the software department.ghans wrote:AFAIK on usbnet both ends are equal, beacuse that creates a virtual ethernet adaptor on both "host"(Pi) and "client" (Zaurus).
The thing i mean (plugs into the Pis GPIO pins) :
Arch is like this too.Arch is a very lean distro too, which I think means that very little is set up at first boot. Raspbian is more friendly as the network is already there as long as you have a cable and a DHCP server available