My error was I was working so much in the ssh world for a few hours that it didn't occur to me until late that this was not an OS issue but an application issue. Setting up key pairs, no matter how many times I've done it, is so damn error prone that a repetitive motion disorder takes over.
I would add for others making this trip that a global change may benefit them. In my case the actual command was:
the Omega setup Console page issue - try another browser or another
Connecting via the Expansion dock's USB cable to a serial Console - try another computer to confirm that this hardware and cable connection is working then fix the CP2102 driver issue on your Mac.
@WereCatf Thank you! This is the type of info that belongs in a central repository of some sort. If only there were a web technology built around users contributing their knowledge of specific situations for others to use.
Hi @Janus-Sanders, hmmm, installing a package on the Omega shouldn't crash it... Can you give us a little bit more description on what happened? This way we might be able to figure out what the issue might be and hopefully resolve it in the future.
@Pedro-Baco Yes, Notepad++ should be fine. I'm thinking of changing to use it.
EditPad Pro (http://www.editpadpro.com) is quite good too.
I work with diverse OS environments (Windows/Linux/Unix/Solaris) and have known people get in to trouble using the standard Windows Notepad to edit Linux config files because of line ending issues. :-(