[Freedombox-discuss] [ask] booting and configuring
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 07:03:23PM -0700, Thomas Lord wrote:
> Opinions and speculations requested, please.
> What is our group vision about this:
> I mail off a headless freedombox to some non-hacker
> friend (who, let's assume, has a computer
> and Internet connection at home already, but
> who isn't a sysadmin or anything close).
> He opens it up. Plugs it in / turns it
> on. The package, I hope, has one page of
> instructions about how to configure the
> freedombox and start using it.
> What does the process look like?
> Does my friend have to have wifi?
> Or a spare ethernet cable and a router
> with a spare slot? What if his wifi
> is password protected? Does he
> telnet to the box? Use a web browser?
> Or does it include a (possibly tiny, minimal)
> display and my friend is supposed to plug
> in a keyboard?
> What is a realistic and desirable "vision"
> for the "first 10 minutes" experience?
Actually, we already had a lot of discussions on this first steps some
times ago, but we're quite failing usually to dump our discussions onto
the wiki. So if you feel like digging in the list archives and find the
related threads, that'd be nice if some notes end up on the wiki.
Otherwise, maybe that'd be a nice idea if some work session could be
dedicated on doing some wiki gardening and finding relevant informations
in this list archive that should end up on the wiki.