3.3. The EnGarde LiveCD Environment

The first few screens you will see after booting your machine from the EnGarde installation CD allow you to create a "LiveCD" environment. This lets you boot from the EnGarde installation CD and run EnGarde without altering your PC's hard drive. All that is required is that you choose a password for the server's root account and WebTool administration login, and, optionally, enter basic network information. Once you have provided this information, you will be presented with a screen that allows you to continue with a hard drive installation, or to begin using your LiveCD server immediately.

If you chose the LiveCD option, your EnGarde LiveCD server is fully configured and ready to use. Web, mail, DNS, FTP and other services are already installed and ready to be configured, enabled, and accessed using the network information you provided during setup. To access the LiveCD, point the web browser on the "client" machine to:

Replace with the IP address you assigned during the LiveCD configuration. After you accept the SSL certificate you may log in using the username "admin" and the password you chose during the LiveCD configuration. You may now manage your EnGarde LiveCD server using Guardian Digital WebTool as described in Chapter 5. Please note that any changes you make to your LiveCD configuration will be lost when you reboot your LiveCD server.

If you choose instead to perform an EnGarde server installation, you are now ready to begin installing and configuring EnGarde to your hard drive.