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So you bought a LANTank for developing Linux but you don't understand Japanese ? No problem !
Install + Assemble
Before trying to put together the case, you need to install Linux onto a hard drive. My setup is just a single 80gig drive, so I can't comment on the raid features. Take the installer CD (see the Links below for a copy if you don't have one) and the hard drive you will be using in the lantank and connect them to an Intel based machine (since the installer is i386 based). Then boot off of the CD. You will go through a bunch of menu's with Japanese text, just keep hitting enter until you get to the screen where you have to select the hard drive. To prevent screwing up any other drives, I disconnected everything except for my 80gig. So my list only had one entry which I selected. A progress bar will come up which tracks the copying process from the cd to your drive. Once it finishes, the cd will just shutdown your computer. Pop out the drive and install into your lantank. Assemble the case and everything and hook it up to the network (btw, the green LED is power while the red LED is for access).
The default network settings at first boot are: IP: 
       IP Address :
Broadcast Address :
       Subnetmask :
  Default Gateway :
       DNS Server : So make sure you have another computer on the LAN which can reach 192.168.0.x addresses :P. Once the machine is up and running, point your web browser at If you are not using two drives in a raid (like me), the screen will be very basic and just mention something about switching to 'single mode'. Just click the button on the page. Wait a bit for the machine to do its thing and reboot again. set single mode Point your browser to again and this time you should be prompted with a login/password. The default info is 'admin' for the username with no password. This should drop you into a configuration screen of sorts. Navigate the twirly thingy on the left around and click on the image with a key on it. select key In the middle of this page you should see some stuff about 'telnet'. click the button Click the button in the middle of the page to enable the telnet server by default. telnet enabled Now you can access the machine over telnet and really have fun. Telnet to The default settings do not allow you to login remotely as root, so use this info: Username: admin Password: password Then from here you can simply `su -` to root: Username: root Password: tmaster logged in
Now the fun begins :). I'm using the machines to port Gentoo with glibc and uClibc based systems.