Using Nard from VirtualBox with a Direct Ethernet Connection

Ronny Nilsson rln-nard at
Thu Jun 30 12:34:29 CEST 2016

I understand better now. The simplest method would be using fixed IP 
addresses. For example, configure Fedora to use and the 
Raspberry There are two caveats though:

1) VirtualBox and Fedroa probably need to use "Bridged" networking
	Menu > Machine > Settings > Network > Adapter 1 > Attached to

2) Setting a fixed IP in Nard can be done in the file
It's a text file which is easy to understand. You can move the SD-card to your 
PC and edit the file in Windows - but, you need to use a text editor that 
understands Unix text file format. Thus, Notepad won't work. However, the 
free Notepad++ works and probably any text editor designed for real 
programing does.


> 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?
> <
>net-to-laptop-without-router>). To make matters even better, I'm running
> Linux from the prepared Fedora image in VirtualBox.
> - Caleb

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