[beagleboard] BEGINNERS HELP

Hey Everyone, new here..

I am trying to get a simple serial connection to beagleboard via RS232 and
null modem connection.
I tried using my usb serial adapter with osx but was not recognized.. so
over to linux machine.
using dmesg | tty I find that plugging in the adapter connects as USB0..
so then minicom -s and I set 115200 8N1, no flow control, and the port to
ttyUSB0..
but powering on beagleboard shows nothing.. minicom just sits there.

any help is graciously received! thanks.

These steps may help:

http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardBeginners#Setting_up_serial_connection_between_your_desktop_machine_and_the_BeagleBoard

thanks for the reply!

I had previously gone through the

Tedious Old-Fashioned Way Using Minicombut to no avail. after setting it up as I detailed earlier (how it says in tutorial)

I get nothing from minicom.