LFS 6.0 BootCD - A call for testers

James Robertson jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 17 10:57:03 PDT 2004


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 20:35 -0500, James Robertson wrote:
> 
>>M.Canales.es wrote:
>>
>>>- - It's possible to add an script, like the net-setup one, to select the keymap 
>>>and console font for non egnlish speakers?
>>>
>>
>>I like this as well.  I would like to see this and the net-setup script 
>>happen as the cd boots automatically into rc3.
> 
> 
> The script idea for loadkeys sounds acceptable, but part of my purpose
> in making the net-setup script was to get it out of the bootscripts.
> Not everyone will need or use the network, and for those who do, they're
> directed to just take a second to set it up using the script.  This
> makes boot-time just that much quicker and generalizes the cd just that
> much more.  Any alternative solutions to my script are welcome, but
> personally, I'd shy away from something that further slows the boot
> process.

OK, I see your point.  After-boot script it is.

>>I also would like to see the net-setup script tell me the ip address 
>>information retunred from the dhcp server.  kinda like what an ifconfig 
>>would do. (this is based on cd-09152004)
> 
> I can do one of two things here.
> 
> 1) after dhcpcd is run, call 'ip addr show eth0' which will give you
> link info and the IP address, and broadcast address
> 
> 2) run dhcpcd with a -d flag, which will output verbose communications
> between the client and the server.
> 
> Any preference?

No real need IMO for verbose output from dhcpd.  It is really esoteric 
stuff anyway.  I would go for option 1.

James



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