3.3. Booting SmallWall

The first time you boot your system to run SmallWall, you must configure it. Once configured, it will automatically run SmallWall with your configuration when booted.

When booting your SmallWall system for the first time:


It seems that some Soekris net45xx's have a bug where sometimes a character is sent twice over the serial console, but another character is dropped instead. This is solved with a BIOS upgrade from Soekris (version 1.15a or later).

After you have finished editing your configuration, you are ready to go. You may not need to reboot your SmallWall box, although you may wish to do so to see that it boots directly into operation.