Newbie question... OpenWrt & Linux GUI

Can I run OpenWRT in the background of Raspbian or Ubuntu Desktop?

I'd like to have a GUI interface to OpenWRT running on the same device that OpenWRT. Or do I always need to connect to OpenWRT via a browser from another device?

Thanks,

A.J.

Kind of but not really. You could run it in a container or VM as a guest os, but it is an OS of its own, so it doesn’t really run within another os.

Openwrt doesn’t have a direct GUI, but it does have the LuCI web interface. It always has a command line interface.

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@psherman

Thanks man. I kinda figured that's what I would have to do.

How do you feel about VMWare for the Raspberry Pi? Any other suggestions?

A.J.

I'd go with qemu.

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