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Re: Not sure how to do this tricky install...

From: Haidut <haidut@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 22:08:29 -0400

I am sorry, the file to edit is "/etc/rc.conf"

On 8/17/06, Haidut <haidut@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This might not be the most efficient way but it works, so here it is:
Just plug in a monitor into your system and do the basic Dfly install
and set up some username besides "root". After it completes, reboot
the system and open the file "/etc/rc/conf".
Your home router probably supports DHCP, so just enter in the rc.conf
file the following two lines:

In this case, ed0 is the interface name so your might be different.
Then unplug the monitor, reboot your machine and check the "DHCP
client" list on your home router (most home routers have this option,
Linksys in particular). You should see a new IP assigned to your
machine. After that just try to connect to it with SSH and using the
username you created during the install.
Hopefully that helps.


On 8/17/06, Jonathon McKitrick <jcm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm sure this isn't difficult, it's just a little more complex than I've done,
> and I need the DFly specific way.
> I have a spare box I want to use for DFLy as a server.  It will be totally
> headless.  It will plug into a home broadband gateway/router, and should be
> accessible by other machines on the same router.
> The tricky part is since this machine is not the gateway/router, how do I set
> it up to be accessible from other machines on the network?  Is it as simple as
> /etc/hosts?
> In any case, is it possible to start the install with a keyboard, but then
> move to another machine and ssh in to finish?
> Jonathon McKitrick
> --
> My other computer is your Windows box.

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