Installing Vyatta Core on Bare Metal Systems

It has been awhile since I felt so excited :) Dug up an old Pentium Celeron 500Mhz with 128mb of SDRAM and decided to install Vyatta on it and make it into a router/proxy/firewall.

Download the Vyatta ISOLINK

*** I hit a snag when the machine didn’t wanted to boot from the CDROM. Luckily the machine had a floppy drive and I loaded Smart Boot Manager [LINK] and manually booted from the CDROM

Once you have booted the CD, you can login with the Default password for Vyatta:

Username: vyatta
Default password: vyatta

Installation steps:

  1. Create and run the Vyatta LiveCD.
  2. Login as user vyatta with password vyatta and run the “install system” command.
  3. Remove the LiveCD.
  4. Make sure your BIOS is configured to boot from the persistent device the system was installed to.
  5. Reboot the system.
  6. Test the installation.
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