Re: Is it possible to build a RaQ2 using PPP?
vizi0n (debian-mips) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thiemo Seufer" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 11:35 AM
> Subject: Re: Is it possible to build a RaQ2 using PPP?
> >vizi0n (debian-mips) wrote:
> >>Hello everyone!
> >>I'm currently using my RaQ2+ as an "unstable" router (kernel not fixed)
> >>due to various problems with my hard drive I would need to reinstall this
> >>"half functional" machine.
> >>My question is: right now it's being used as my router (eth0 = lan, eth1
> >>dsl modem) and since I have to reinstall it, is there any way during the
> >>setup process that I can have it configure an internet access before
> >>to fetch the packages and all from the repository?
> >I guess your Internet access works via PPPOE, this would mean you need
> >a complete base installation before you can set up the PPPOE connection.
> >The .debs needed for a base installation are the same as the ones
> >included on the 100 MB "netinst" installer ISO. A while ago I wrote
> >a script which creates a minimal partial mirror sufficient for a base
> >installation, available from the d-i SVN:
> Hi Thiemo,
> so basically I would need to run this script on my RaQ2 used to nfsroot,
> and then use that machine as a source for APT during the installation on my
> RaQ2+ with the content that it would've downloaded?
In principle yes. The script might be a bit outdated, though.
> Just making sure, because when this thing goes, there's no more
> smtp,pop3,http, etc etc :)
Better keep the old disk around unaltered, just in case. :-)