2.2. Installing From Floppy and Web Server or FTP

Put the IPCop bootable floppy in the floppy drive. Press the reset button to start the boot sequence. If the IPCop PC does not boot, check the BIOS boot parameters.

Soon the boot up screen below will appear. If it does not appear, check that your monitor is connected to the video port on the target machine, is powered on and that you have booted from the CD or floppy drive.

This screen contains a warning that all your existing data will be destroyed.

Press Enter to continue, or eject the floppy and reboot to abort the installation.

During boot up many kernel informational messages will scroll by.

These can be ignored unless a hardware problem is detected. If an error is detected, the boot may stop.

At this time only English, French, German and Turkish are available.

Note: On this and all other installation screens, the mouse is ignored. To move the cursor around the screen, use the tab key and the keyboard arrow keys. To select an item, press the Space key. To accept the language choice, press the Enter key.

The next screen simply informs you of how to abort the installation. “ Select the Cancel and press the Enter key. ”

The next dialog box lets you choose the installation media. Since you are installing from HTTP, select it, tab to the Ok button and press the Enter key.

IPCop will ask you to replace the boot floppy with the driver floppy, created above.

Please do so. Then select Ok .

Your final warning appears next.

After you select Ok and press Enter on this screen all of the data on your hard drive will be erased. To abort the installation, select Cancel and press the Enter key.

After this point in the IPCop install, you can still abort the installation by selecting Cancel, but all the data on your hard drive has been erased.

Next IPCop will begin setting up your GREEN (local) network interface. You can allow IPCop to probe your network card, and automatically select driver parameters. Select the Probe button and press Enter to have IPCop probe your hardware. Select the Select button and press Enter to manually select a NIC card or specify parameters information you collected from the manufacturer's driver floppy or the manufacturer's web page.

If you specify Select, above, the following screen will appear:

Select your GREEN Ethernet NIC from the list.

If you select MANUAL the following screen will appear. Enter the object module for the driver you require. Each driver may require extra installation parameters. Unfortunately, these are driver dependent. The sample, below, is for a NE 2000 driver. It needs both its IO address, io= and IRQ, irq=, specified.

If you specify Probe, above, the following screen will appear:

Your NIC card's manufacturer may not appear. IPCop identifies NICs based on the chip manufacturer, not the card manufacturer. This can be ignored.

IPCop will now configure its internal network address, the GREEN interface.

This is an address on the network discussed in Decide On Your Local Network Address, above. Usually, this will be either GREEN address 1, i.e. 192.168.1.1; or GREEN address 254, i.e. 192.168.1.254. Although any address on your GREEN network will do. IPCop will automatically set your Network mask based on your IP address, but you can modify it if you need to. This network will be used to locate and download the IPCop installation file from your web or FTP server.

The IPCop installation will now ask for a URL to use to download the ipcop.tgz file you placed on your web or FTP server earlier.

Enter ftp or http depending on the server, and use the IP address of your server. For example: ftp://192.168.1.2/pub/ipcop.tgz

IPCop will download the file it needs to finish installation.

Next IPCop will install all files it needs to run.

At this point, you have the option of restoring files from an IPCop backup floppy.

To do the restore, place the backup floppy in the floppy disk drive and select Restore and press the Enter key. Otherwise, select Skip and press the Enter key.

At the time of this writing there is no way to create back ups of previous versions of IPCop or restore them. This facility is intended to recover damaged IPCop installations. In fact, after setting up IPCop to your satisfaction, using the web interface, take a backup. If there is a failure, reinstall IPCop using the procedure you used to do the initial installation, and during the install, mount the backup floppy disk, and respond Restore to this prompt. IPCop configuration will be restored.

If you restore from floppy, you will not have to respond to any more dialogs. After the old configuration is restored, the install process will skip to the “Installation Complete” dialog, below.

IPCop will continue with the setup command automatically.

From this point on the Installation process is identical no matter which media was used for the initial boot. Please continue with the Initial Configuration Section, below.