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[Freedombox-discuss] [ask] booting and configuring

Well, in the end it really would be just a file on a USB drive of any 
sort.  Freedombox might include a small one so that you have everything 
you need to get started.   However, you could for instance attach an 
Android (or other OS) phone or tablet in USB drive mode, and then use an 
app to configure things.

I am not sure how this could be done in Javascript with current 
browsers, without having some kind of server involved.  Javascript can 
read files, but not write them.  You can't use the freedombox, because 
it won't be on the network yet, because the point of this whole process 
is to get the initial network configuration to a headless box.

On 03/16/2011 07:38 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 07:04:26PM -0400, Joseph Annino wrote:
>> [...] use a usb dongle to automatically configure and pair [...]
> Quite interesting.
> Could it be relaxed to be a file, possibly on a USB device?
> Reason I ask is that then not a desktop PC is required but many more 
> style computers, including various smartphones and diskless 
> environments might be usable as well - if only they were able to 
> consume that file and do with it what was necessary.
> ...and "do with it what was necessary" could perhaps be implemented in 
> JavaScript instead or in addition to those apps offered on that USB 
> stick, again to widen the usable computing environments to ones 
> capable of executing JavaScript - including most modern smartphones etc.
>  - Jonas
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