B.1. Hidden Console Screens

During the install there are two hidden console screens that can be used for debugging. The screen you normally see during installation can be reached by pressing the ALT-F1 key combination.

install messages screen

If you press ALT-F2 you will see detail messages from the Linux commands run during the install.

After IPCop is installed on your hard drive, some late boot messages will appear if you press ALT-F12. If IPCop does not start up correctly, you may have a hardware error, so check this screen.

install command line

If you press ALT-F3 you will be at a Linux command prompt.

During the first part of the install, until the full IPCop file system is built, the commands available at this prompt are extremely limited. Type

# help

for a list of shell built-in commands, and

# ls /bin

for a list of individual commands.