The ARM and PowerPC bootloaders communicate with the host over a serial line at 9600 baud. The bootloader commands are issued over this serial link. The tbdev1 workstation requires a serial terminal emulation program called minicom to issue boot commands to the target boards. Here are the commands to install minicom on tbdev1:
root@tbdev1: apt-get install minicom
After minicom is installed, you need to configure minicom's serial port by following these steps:
Now that the root filesystem is created and properly prepared, the TFTP server is configured, tested, and running, and minicom is installed, you are now ready to boot the target boards.