I have a pi which I have connected to my ubuntu laptop through ethernet cable (eth0).
I have the internet connectivity on my laptop (wlan0) and I shared the connection so that pi can access it too. As soon as I hook up the power on pi, I see the rainbow LEDs blink ( which indicates that it got an ip address? I think so) . Doing ifconfig -a shows that it has an ip address of 10.42.43.1 i.e eth0 ( the ip for laptop (wlan0) is in different subnet: 192.168.x.x). Firstly I am not sure why they are on different subnets. Secondly with the 10.42.43.1, when I try to do an ssh from ubuntu to pi, I can't do so. Everytime I enter (username:pi) password as "raspberry" it says Access denied. I think there is some configuration glitch. I have a Raspbian “wheezy” installed in my SD card.
All the places I checked considers that you know the ip address of pi by connecting the screen to tv and manually configure the raspi_config ( or things similar to it). I dont have a tv or any cable so my objective was to get the Pi started from my laptop ( ubuntu 10.04)
So once I boot up the Pi and connect the ethernet cable to (eth0)ubuntu laptop how shall I correctly configure the settings ( IP and forwarding ) so that I can ssh to pi from my ubuntu system. In case you might have come across same problem, I shall be glad to get any feedback.