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Thanks for your interest in the Intel® Edison Platform.
The issue is related to the way you are trying to set up the serial terminal with the Edison board. Normally, on Mac* OS X* the serial port looks like cu.usbserial and that is the one you need to use to set up the serial terminal, we’d like to suggest you to follow these steps:
1. Check if both USB ports are recognized in your PC:
Agents-Mac-mini:~ agent$ ls /dev/cu.usb*
/dev/cu.usbmodem1413 OTG port
/dev/cu.usbserial-A502LRS6 Serial port
2. Run the command screen –L /dev/cu.usbserial-A502LRS6 115200 –L to log in. In case you get an error saying: “Sorry, could not find a PTY” (see picture below), you can try unplugging and plugging USB serial cable.
Additionally, you can take a look at Setting up a serial terminal on a system with MAC* OS X* for more details.
Let me know if this information helps. Have a nice day.
Thanks! So I took these steps and ended up back to the same situation. It gets to a white screen and when I press enter, I'm still not getting a prompt to login to root. Why could this be?
You know what, all it took was turning the Edison on and off. I didn't kill the screen the last time I was using terminal and maybe that was causing the issue. Thank you so much!!!!