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Old 11-02-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
mvanwey
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Network Settings Not Saved After Install of DSLN


I just installed DSL-N FRUGAL on an old E-Machines w/a Cyrix MII-266 w/ 128 MB ram and 2 IDE drives. Install went flawlessly. I am behind a D-link router and have an XP box, a Ubuntu6.06, and a puppy 3 box on my network. Samba is up on all those boxes. Internet is fine. We share files, printers, and play MP3's,OGG's as we please.
Everything works w/ dsl-n after I config my IP addresses, subnet, DNS, gateway etc.. After a reboot I have to enter all of the IP stuff all over again. What am I missing? or is this because it's a release cantidate? Is it the frugal install? I can't get DSL 3.4.4 to boot at all.
All we need is to play MP3's and OGG's off of the local network or I could even stick an old 20 GB drive in it.

Puppy 3 is GREAT!, but I am trying to wean because there is no multi user support. This particular box is going to be a jukebox in our shop and accessible to many users. You get the point.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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OK I did the full install to IDE hard drive. Same problem. What I don't get is that now the correct info is already in the menu when I run the netcardconfig. It is saved, it just doesn't start automatically. I have to run netcardconfig and just hit enter to get thru. After that I can get on the internet. I have not attempted NFS or samba on this box yet, but will need to attempt soon to get the music files over. Thanks In Advance...
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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Back it up for booting

... You should really get the book "The official Damn Small Linux book" by Shingledecker, Andrews and Negus as it really helps out a lot since one can anticipate forth coming screens/requirements.
... Back-up your settings and other files onto your Hard Disk (HD). On the desktop enable the DSLpanel icon and you will see a control panel with an array of buttons. Clicking on "Backup/Restore" will present a small window. If the fill in the blank portion is blank/empty than that's were your stuff has been going -- dev null. Enter in linux-speak the device you want your backup saved to i.e.: sda1 (pen/usb drives treated as SCSI), hda1 (IDE drive), etc. The backup is in filename: .filetool.lst note the begining "dot" in filename that usually hids filenames. You need to do this evertime you change sys settings includes network stuff. Check to be sure it's done.
... Cat or more your /etc/fstab where DSL looks for storage media, in order listed. If yor pendrive should be listed if it's plugged in on bootup. I'd use my HD since I'd forget to plug it in on boot. :>)
... Also see boot: dsl restore=dev?? as another boot option.
Hope this helps.
PaulT
 
Old 12-18-2007, 08:52 PM   #4
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Sorry I took so long to reply. I got frustrated and tried the hard disk install before I read your reply. I still have the same problem, though. My Main (and install)partition is hda1(1.7GB), there's a swap @ hda2(250MB), and nothing but mp3's and ogg's on hdb1(20GB). I get an error message that says "invalid device" when I enter "hda1" in the pop-up box under the "Backup / Restore" button in DSL Panel. I tried hdb1 in desperation and it worked, but there is a new file called "backup.tar.gz" in the / dir of hdb2. I'm not a linux geek, but I know that's a compressed file. I don't think I'm going down the right road. I'm gonna try the book. Do you know if it addresses DSL-N? Thanks for the help!
 
Old 12-18-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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Sorry I took so long to reply. I got frustrated .... a new file called "backup.tar.gz" in the / dir of hdb2. I'm not a linux geek but I know that's a compressed file. I don't think I'm going down the right road. I'm gonna try the book. Do you know if it addresses DSL-N? Thanks for the help!
Yes but DSL-N's is not indexed and it is talked about briefly, if I remember correctly. Use a highlighter pen and then underline key words for future reference. I don't know how it is that publishers do not put table of contents and indexes on the net. The book has over 400 pages, a CD, and has good information. It's a good buy.
Yes, the xxx.tar.gz is a compressed "tape archive (tar)" compressed file.
I'll try to do some more look see for you---I'll be back later---good night time now. Bye
PaulT
 
Old 12-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #6
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I dropped DSL-N. (it was only a release cantidate) I installed DSL 4.2 and all the settings save correctly as expected. I'm working on the SMBClient to get stuff from my XP box. I'm still gonna get the book, though. I think it's got more packed in there than I see.
 
  


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