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BeagleBone Essentials by Rodolfo Giometti

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Chapter 2. Managing the System Console

In this chapter, you will learn how a serial console works, and how you can use it in order to control/monitor the system activities (for example, monitoring the kernel messages, managing the bootloader, and so on).

Then, a brief introduction of the basic system management commands will be presented. In this section, you will learn about some useful command-line tools to manipulate files, and how to manage the distribution's packages.

At the end of the chapter, a special section will introduce you to the bootloader commands so that you may feel more confident to manage this important component of the system.

Getting access to the serial console

As shown in Chapter 1, Installing the Developing System, during our ...

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