In this step, you will make essential configurations, which will bring your IPFire system on to the network.

Keyboard mapping

First, pick the keyboard layout.


Pick the timezone.


Enter the hostname of the new IPFire installation.

Domain Name

Enter domain name of the new IPFire installation (e.g., localdomain, lan, etc.)


On the two following screens, you will have to provide passwords for the root and admin users. Please pick a strong password as the security of the IPFire system depends on it! Especially for the root password!

Note: No characters will be displayed while typing the password.

The root account is used for command line login only. It is not used for the Web User Interface (WebUI).

The admin password is required to access the WebUI. It is not used for the command line.

Network configuration

After that, you have finished the initial setup and the system will boot up. Go on with Step 5: Network Setup.