VM or ISO image installation?

Once you have booted your Snapt Image, you will be redirected to an installer. This will take care of setting up your network and locale for the installation.

The installation tool is navigable using either the tab button and your arrow keys, or by using a combination of ALT and the highlighted menu option character. For example, in the screen shot below, the “Help” option is selectable using ALT+H.

Step 1 – License agreement

The first step of the installer is the license agreement

Step 2 – Hostname and domain

The 2nd step takes care of the hostname for the installation as well as the domain name. Once you have entered your desired values, proceed to the next screen

Step 3 – Network interface configuration

The installer will detect the available network cards on the system and allow you to configure the details for each one. This is done by selecting the interface from the list, and selecting “Change” from the menu below.

The next screen allows the configuration of the IP address, DNS settings and routing options for the installation.  To change the IP address, select the NIC from the list and proceed to the edit screen.

The edit screen allows you to select the method used to assign the IP address to the NIC. By default, this is DHCP but you can also assign a static IP address or no IP address at all. An IP address of has been assigned to this installation along with a hostname of “snaptImage”.

Step 4 – DNS

You can specify up to 3 DNS servers as well as domain search lists from this screen.

Step 5 – Routing

This step allows you to specify the routing options for the installation. This includes the default gateway and any static routes that may be required.

Step 6 – Clock and time zone

This sets the locale of the installation ensuring all logged times are in the correct format and for the correct times.

Once you save the clock and time zone information, the config will be written and Snapt will then boot. The default username is “snapt” with a default password for both the snapt and root user of “snapt”.

If you need any further assistance, please feel free to request an assisted install from the

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