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Please note that FreePanel is a replacement for the default Freesco v0.3.0 control panel. We recommend that you backup the original Freesco control panel before installing FreePanel.
Also note that FreePanel is a brand new project, and is still beta quality code (eg: expect to find bugs).
To backup the original control panel, please choose the option which best describes your situation:
I am running Freesco WITHOUT a hard drive
I am running Freesco WITH a hard drive
I want to skip the backup procedure and install FreePanel immediately
If you're running Freesco WITHOUT a hard drive
If you're running Freesco from a single floppy, there is not enough room for both FreePanel and the original control panel to coexist on the same disk.
The best solution is to use Freesco's built-in FTP server to backup the original control panel.
(Note: If you skip this backup procedure, you'll still be able to install FreePanel just fine - but if you ever decide you want to switch back, you won't be able to!)
If you're running Freesco WITH a hard drive
If you do have a hard drive, you can keep a backup of the original control panel on your Freesco machine. Just make a backup directory on your hard drive and copy the files over. For example:
mkdir /mnt/hdd/wwabak cp -R /wwa/* /mnt/hdd/wwabakIt's now safe to install FreePanel, so click here to continue.
Skipping the backup procedure
Even if you do not backup the original control panel, you'll still be able to install FreePanel just fine. If you ever decide you want to switch back, however, you will not be able to if you haven't backed up the original control panel.
If you're sure you want to proceed without backing up, continue reading the next section.
FreePanel is now available as a Freesco package.
To install it, login to your Freesco box as root, and type:
pkg -i http://freesco.blitzaffe.com/fp/freepanel-0.1.0-helmutjd (enter)Follow the instructions on-screen to install FreePanel. Once it's finished installing, try it out by starting up your browser (on another machine), and entering the following URL:
http://(your router's ip):82
You should see the the FreePanel login page. Login with your usual Control Panel username (usually "admin") and password, and enjoy FreePanel!
Common post-install questions
Q: Where did my dial-up settings go?
A: When you're in Ethernet mode, they're hidden. Switch to dial-up mode first.
Q: Where do I change modes, update DynDNS, etc.?
A: All of these functions are available under "System Control" on the nav bar.
Q: I have another question - where can I get help?
A: Visit the 3rd Party Package Support for FREESCO v0.3.x Forum at the Freesco Forums.