Using Nard from VirtualBox with a Direct Ethernet Connection

Caleb Place calebplace811 at
Thu Jun 30 03:50:55 CEST 2016

After reading, I see that I wasn't very clear. What I want to do is *connect
the RPi to the computer completely locally with an ethernet cable* (the
computer may not even be connected to Wi-Fi) and use make ssh from that.
(Local ethernet connection is covered in this StackOverflow post: Hook up
Raspberry Pi via ethernet to laptop without router?
To make matters even better, I'm running Linux from the prepared Fedora
image in VirtualBox.

- Caleb

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Philip McGaw <philip at> wrote:

> 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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