Using Nard from VirtualBox with a Direct Ethernet Connection

Ronny Nilsson rln-nard at
Fri Jun 24 22:18:57 CEST 2016

Hi Caleb
I'm not sure I fully understand your problem, can you explain in more detail? 
Your Raspberry is connected with an Ethernet cable, right? And your PC use 
WiFi? Are they on same subnet? Can you ping the Raspberry from Windows?


> Nard looks really cool and like exactly what I need, but I've been having a
> heck of a time (a week of 3-4 hours of frustration a day) installing it. I
> am on Windows, so I installed the Fedora VirtualBox VM and am trying to do
> things from there. I managed to build the image and write it to the SD
> card, but now I've hit trouble. My computer is connected wirelessly to my
> home's network. I wanted to be able to use SSH simply with the make target,
> but it seems that (for some reason) the both the Pi and the computer must
> be connected to ethernet. Is that the case, or am I just reading the manual
> incorrectly? I've read seemingly all the blog posts, forum topics, and
> what-have-you on the internet about connecting the Pi over an ethernet
> cable, but none of them have worked for me. Either you must execute
> commands on the Pi (which I can't do without SSH) or you must use Windows
> (which I have but can't do because I want to use make ssh from
> VirtualBox). How can I skip the router and just do this with an ethernet
> cable and my laptop using VirtualBox?
> - Caleb

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