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Old 08-25-2001, 01:38 PM   #1
thegman54
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bootable cd (networking)


im looking for someone that can help me to find the files necessary for network drivers to be loaded from a bootable cd..

i need all the files so the network can work witht eh install of just this cd boot.

thanx
 
Old 08-25-2001, 02:47 PM   #2
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You could compile the net drivers you need into the kernel or load them as modules. Knowing which network cards you need to set up would be essential.

Somewhere on linuxdoc.org there is a bootable CD cretaing HowTo.
 
Old 08-25-2001, 03:44 PM   #3
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you dont understand ..

ive already created a bootable cd and it boots fine... i just dont know where to start to load these drivers... is that all there is drivers (____.o files) or is there more to it to get the network to respond..?

thanx
 
Old 08-25-2001, 06:06 PM   #4
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Well, "the network" is more than just the NIC drivers. It also includes any network services you wish to start (inetd, ftpd, sshd, and on and on...).

So, yeah the network cards will be functional but if you have nothing served by them then the whole process ic quite academic.

To get the NICs to respond you need drivers (_.o) and configuration info. (IP, netmask, resolver for starters.) In that order.

If you want to test this b4 you burn, try creating a new partition and booting from a floppy using that partition as root. This way you can tune and config everything b4 you commit to a burn.
 
  


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