It boots! Hooray!

Jesse McCrosky mccrosky at ualberta.ca
Mon Nov 13 23:00:58 PST 2000


another thing worth mentioning for setting up networking:  create a file /etc/resolv.conf

I don't remember the format offhand but I think a line contaning
"nameserver a.b.c.d" will tell it what dns server to use.

	jesse

Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:
> 
> Yo,
> 
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 12:27:40AM -0600, Page Underwood wrote:
> > New LFS - booting!  Now for networking, and gotta have some apache, and
> > some ftp and telnet and Xfree86 and....
> 
> Woo!
> 
> If your on a LAN (or standard Cable modem setup) a small suggestion to
> /etc/init.d/ethnet (not sure what your on, so throwing this out on the
> list, i get asked enough on #LFS)
> 
>     start)
>         echo -n "Bringing up eth0 interface..."
>         /sbin/ifconfig eth0 $IP broadcast $BROADCAST netmask $NETMASK
>         evaluate_retval
> 
>         echo -n "Setting up routing for eth0 interface..."
>         /sbin/route add default gw $GATEWAY metric 1
> 
>         ;;
> 
> And just add your gateway in /etc/sysconf/network =)
> The standard bootscript doesn't setup a default route, kinda important
> on most networks.
> 
> > I also can't say that I know what everything does on the extremely
> > minimal but bootable and servicable LFS system.  But I know WAY more
> > than I did before. So many aspects of the system are not such a big
> > mystery anymore.
> 
> Hey, that's a HUGE start, just wait till you do your second system, then
> your thrid..twenty ;)
> 
> > My only complaint is that I seem to have had too much good luck and only
> > a few problems to overcome - I am envious of those of you who had to
> > struggle a little more than I have because of how much more you learned
> > in the process.
> 
> Maybe i should delete my ethnet hint above ;)
> 
> Good attitude dude, keep it positive, an active learner is a true geek!
> (imho)
> 
> -
> Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
> 
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