Installing full install to SSD on a device without VGA port - how to?



  • Hi,

    I have an Atom appliance with only a serial port. Since I want to use the device as a caching proxy with squid, I want to go for a full install (having problems with the nano images on a CF…) I will install the image with a pc onto the ssd, will it be enough to activate the serial console when booting off the ssd once and then putting it into the headless appliance? Will I be able to connect via console to set up the network ports?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, install in another box and configure it sufficiently to access the webgui (1 NIC needed). Then go to System: Advanced: Admin Access: and enable the serial console. Save and Apply and changes. Swap the SSD back.

    Steve



  • thanks, will attempt it.