Installing Photon OS on Dell Edge Gateway 300X
You can install Photon OS 3.0 on Dell Gateway 300X. You can download Photon OS as an ISO file and install it.
- Verify that you have the following resources:
- Dell Edge Gateway 300x.
- USB pen drive. Format the pen drive with FAT32 with at least 8 GB of space.
- Download the Photon OS ISO image from Bintray.
Installing the ISO Image for Photon OS
Mount the ISO image.
For example, run the following command on macOS:
hdiutil mount photon-3.0-ec12f2c.iso
Use a similar command in other operating systems.
Copy the contents of the ISO image to a writable directory so that you can edit files. For example, run the following commands on macOS.
mkdir -p /tmp/photonUsb cp /Volumes/PHOTON_<timestamp>/* /tmp/photonUsb/
/Volumes/PHOTON_<timestamp>is the directory where the ISO is mounted with the command in the step above.
grub.cfgfile to use the kickstart config file:
Add the below parameters to the linux cmd line in
linux /isolinux/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 loglevel=3 photon.media=UUID=$photondisk ks=cdrom:/isolinux/sample_ks.cfg console=ttyS0,115200n8
"echo \"Hello World\" > /etc/postinstall"to
"sed -i 's/PermitRootLogin no/PermitRootLogin yes/g' /etc/ssh/sshd_config"
Format the pen drive with FAT-32 and copy all the contents of
/tmp/photonUsbto the pen drive.
UsbInvocationScript.txtfile in the root of the pen drive with below content:
usb_disable_secure_boot noreset; usb_one_time_boot usb nolog;
Insert the pen drive in the Dell Gateway 300X and power on the gateway.
Photon OS installs automatically.
After the installation is complete, insert a network cable into the ethernet port and find the IP address corresponding to the MAC address of the Dell Gateway 3000X ethernet port through the DHCP Server or a network analyzer. The MAC address is available on the Dell Gateway 3000X.
You can then use
sshto access the gateway with the above IP address.