[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox 0.5 Released!

Sunil Mohan sunil at medhas.org
Tue Aug 11 15:16:56 UTC 2015

On 08/11/2015 07:54 PM, Ricardo Morte Ferrer wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install Freedombox for the first time. I am using
> Virtualbox, with a Debian sid distribution (I installed a testing
> version and then upgraded it to unstable) and following the
> instructions I found at
> https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Hardware/Debian.
> Everything seems to work well till I type this command $ sudo
> /usr/lib/freedombox/setup . After this command, the system reboots
> itself in a not working Debian VM, I cannot type or change anything. I
> have tried to reboot, but then there is nothing about Freedombox (or I
> am not able to find it).

After the 'setup' command, the system is not supposed to reboot itself.
 This is probably an indication that something went wrong.
/var/log/freedombox-setup.log will tell us what happened.  Or perhaps
you have typed reboot.

When the system reboots after the setup command, it will, in the
background, setup many other things as part of the first-boot process.
During this period you may have experienced that the system is not
responding.  You have probably rebooted in the middle of this process.

You will not see much 'FreedomBox' after the whole process is completed.
 You will be able to:

- Login as 'fbx' user with password 'frdm'
- See README file in that user's home with FreedomBox manual.
- Point a browser to the 443 port of the VM and see FreedomBox UI.

For the last part, you need to VirtualBox networking setup properly.

If you are using the default mechanism 'NAT', then you need to add port
forwarding from your host 4443 to guest 443 and use the URL
https://localhost:4443/ in your browser.

If you are using 'Bridged Adapter', you can type the https://<ip address
of FB> and see the web UI.

> I am sorry if I am asking silly questions as a newbie.

Please feel free to ask any further questions.  Do let us know how
things went.


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