I started from scratch with the base image. I expanded the rootfs partition while the drive was still connected to my notebook using gparted. I am lazy that way. Plus I like to look at what whatever arm image is doing partition-wise.
- changed the root password
- set the timezone to America/Detroit using timedatectl
- Install zram
Connected to port 980 and went through the setup.
This time it did not ask me to change the root password, as I changed it from the serial console earlier.
It prompted me for the timezone, offering that current was DETROIT; I wonder what would have happened if the tz file has a city name in two regions? We had a discussion about setting time zones in both the Fedora user and Xfce lists. Gnome has moved past using the tz file, giving much better geo choices…
Then I was on the interface dialog and it recommended I change from a DHCP address. So this time I did. This is the important difference than before, where I kept the system on the dhcp address.
Note that when I changed the IP address, I lost my connection. I have been on devices where when I changed address, I was issued a redirect to the new address before the interface was bounced. Not the case here. You should have a warning here about reconnecting to the new address.
I then went to the install AD dialog. Set up domain dns as home.htt and Netbios as HOMEBASE and IP as on the same network as the static. This time the install worked.
So please update the install instructions page:
to say the importance of changing to a static address if you expect the provider installation to work.
Oh, and I see on the Dashboard, that you are now picking up that I am running on a Cubietruck.