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Posted 03-27-2009 at 10:17 PM by emptyspaceenterprises

I have a pc clone with an lfs version6.3 os that was builded from a live CD. It got on the internet
today with Lynx (27mar09). Surprise! Surprise! Thanks to all involved from various time periods and
various places on the internet. Large and small this and thats from HoWTO's and tutorials and forums
and e-books. lfs is very cool.

A few years ago my computer quit booting from it's non-linux system and has been in disuse. Almost
gave it away once. Glad I didn't or I would have had to entertain myself in some other way for its
part of the winter. Either thru luck or fate or I guess there may be other alternatives operating
upon our life paths, I bought the lfs6.3 live CD over the internet. It has found a home in this
older computer. I also have a dell laptop with xp.

Nice weather is on the way; thus, I and my dog are going to have to find a job. I desire to keep my
dog with me so some types of employment are out of the question. Some folks gave me some work last
year as a cdl class-A truck driver and let me keep my dog with me. Some kind of entry level
programming would be nice where I could work at home. I do intend to work thru the driver book +.
In fact it was in part thru that book that I was able to get on the internet today.

Somehow I ended up purchasing a null modem cable and attached it between the laptop and the desktop;
that is, between linuxside and dellxp. Having the base lfs system running more or less. It prints some
stuff out on boot that indicate somekind of problem. I was able to mount my cdrom early on but seems
no longer to be able to do that. I think it has something to do with (PAM). It isn't perfectly
adjusted; however, it's something that can be worked with. With a fine group of people supporting
the process. And, I'm sure, a growing group.

Anyway! linuxside and dellxp are hooked directly together with a null modem cable on serial ports.
dellXP hooks up to the internet and I can transfer some software between dellxp and linuxside using
a floppy. Sometime this winter I purchased an external USB floppy drive for the dellxp. I think I
bought the null modem because the modem on the linuxside is a winmodem. Some folks had a winmodem
driver that I downloaded. But I couldn't figure out how (make) made things happen. But yesterday that
information came my way and after rebuilding the kernel and having a source tree the winmodem driver
built. I loaded the driver with insmod and then when I did the (PPP) thing the winmodem started doing
its thing and connection text came up on the linux side. The keyboard disfunctioned though.Just wouldn't
respond. I lucked out here and discovered that if (F3) was depressed linux logged off when I logged
back on the keyboard was no longer disfunctional. When I then typed in (lynx) it kind of looked like
it was doing something; and it was. I wasn't sure so I downloaded a .jpg file. I didn't want to hang
out to long as I have no firewall yet . I transfered the downloaded .jpg to dellxp via floppy. It turned
out to be a neat picture of a lynx with a starfield in the background.

+ http://lwn.net/images/pdf/LDD3/
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