To install and run ONL you need is an ONL Compatible switch (see
http://opennetlinux.org/hcl) and the ONL installer binary. Every
ONL compatible switch ships with the ONIE installer environment installed
which gives you a multitude of ways of getting ONL installed on your switch.
We document the easiest ways here (manual install via console and NFS)
but the http://onie.org website contains a variety of installation
methods including via USB, over the network, and even via ssh.
The resulting installation has a default account ("root") with a default
password ("onl"). The network interface is disabled by default so that
you can change the root password before the system comes up.
ONL Manual Install
1) Attach a serial terminal to the switch
2) Boot switch and hit return to go to ONIE''s interactive mode
2a) You must wait until after uboot has finished loading; if you
accidentally interupt uboot first, just run boot to continue
booting into ONIE
3) Download the ONL installer from http://opennetlinux.org and run it by hand
Expected Serial Console Output (from an QuantaMesh LB9, other switches ouput will vary):