BBB does not recognize the serial/USB cable

Thanks Gerald! That did the job. I might not have waited for the first indicator LED to come on, but faked out just from the power LED lighting up on me.

I want to thank you for your timely support on this for me.

Glad to hear it! We are still trying to get all the rough edges smoothed out and trying to get the word out on how all this works. Good new is that we are making progress!