Using Nard from VirtualBox with a Direct Ethernet Connection

Philip McGaw philip at
Sun Jun 26 18:04:42 CEST 2016

Does your computer offer DHCP to a directly connected Pi?

I assume your laptop is connected to your home wifi. And you have plugged the Pi into your home computer Ethernet port. 

And not changed any settings. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On 24 Jun 2016, at 21:18, Ronny Nilsson <rln-nard at> wrote:
> 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?
> /Ronny
> -----------------------------------------
>> 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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