Chapter 1. Preparing to install

Table of Contents

1.1. Upgrading from IPCop 1.2.0 or Greater
1.2. Decide On Your Configuration
1.2.1. Network Interfaces
1.2.2. Network Configurations
1.2.3. Network Configuration Types
1.2.4. Connecting to the Internet or External Network
1.2.5. Decide On Your Local Network Address
1.3. Gather information on Your Hardware
1.4. Prepare the IPCop PC
1.5. Decide Upon and Prepare the Installation Media
1.5.1. Creating the CD
1.5.2. Mounting the ISO Image
1.5.3. Creating Floppy Disks From Images
1.5.4. Making The Installation File Available

CAUTION: When you install IPCop on a PC, the hard drive will be formatted and all data on it will be lost.