> ...see release notes for Fedora
about startup: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/805
> If there is no input device (keyboard/mouse) connected during boot, the system will skip these configuration steps and boot directly into character mode interface; the SSH server will be started, and you can login with the default root password of "fedoraarm"
Hurray! Thank you, SSH is what I want to use. There are a number of commandline packages that I cannot run on my PDA that will be able to run on the RPi. As long as it will let me get shell access using ethernet instead of needing another external display for the initial boot, I will be a happy camper.
It does not say that specifically on that page about no separate monitor being needed, is that what booting into text mode means?
> You could try a cross over cable or a small hub or a router. You will HAVE to have a DHCP server running somewhere, either on the Zaurus or on a router.
I should get Ethernet eventually, anyhow. I have been told that to buy an ethernet switch (a smart ethernet hub) makes more sense than a cross over cable or hub. I can turn to the Zaurus PDA community for help getting a DHCP server running on the Zaurus. I know it has dhcpd which I see is a dhcp server command. I will need to create /etc/dhcpd.conf, either by hand or using the GUI Networking app. There is excellent documentation at:
> What you are proposing to try is non-trivial - do you really not know anyone with a TV??
LOL. I know people with TVs but not anyone I can borrow one from, that is not a trivial matter in this case either. But why is too OT to get into discussing here. If I can get the DHCP server running, I will learn a lot in the process and it will be good for me.
Thank you so much for your patience with my questions.
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