Optional Phase 1. Open Debian Cockpit
For best experience during installation, as well as copy-paste ability and overall comfort we strongly recommend to familiarize oneself with Debian Cockpit. Here's how to activate it.
Step 1. Determine your Server IP
Boot up your server (or reboot it) and in the prompt you will see your Server IP. In this case it's
Step 2. Navigate to Debian Cockpit
Now, knowing your Server IP, you can easily navigate to it's Cockpit by appending
:9090 to the end of the IP address (this is also called a "port"). You can use any PC on the same LAN as the server. In our case the final address would look like this:
Depending on your browser and configuration, it may be necessary to take additional steps to permit initial connection to the Debian Cockpit web interface. The reason for this (and similar) messages with ggRock and Debian Cockpit is that a self-signed SSL certificate is utilized when installing ggRock, and browsers warn you of this in order to provide a measure of security. In this case, the SSL certificate has not yet been replaced with a third-party certificate, therefore this procedure is safe.
On older versions of Chrome and some other browsers, it will be necessary to accept the ggRock self-signed SSL certificate, by Going to
Advanced -> Proceed to 192.168.1.66 (unsafe). It is perfectly safe if you followed installation instructions.
On newer versions of Chrome and some other browsers, it will be necessary to click in an empty space of the browser window and type "
Step 3. Login as root
Your login is: root
Your password is: whatever you set in Step 7. Set your root password.
Step 4. Confirm login
Upon successful login you will see the Debian Cockpit interface. It has many uses, but we are interested in Terminal for the purposes of this manual.
Step 5. Navigate to Terminal
Now you can now navigate to terminal, you should see an empty terminal with root account already authenticated
Step 6. Enable clipboard access
In order to paste text in Terminal you need to use
Shift+Insert combo, or simply
Right-Click in the Terminal area and pick Paste from context menu. Your browser will prompt you to provide Clipboard access for Debian Cockpit, click