On Fri, Jun 12, 1998 at 12:03:17AM +0800, Ivan wrote: > Many thanks - Norbert in particular > > Changing the options file to initiate ppp on the ISP machine - I just > inserted the line > $ ppp that line was in the scripts provided by your isp, was it not? That is why I didnt understand why it didnt work, but I guess it doesnt matter now, glad you got it working. > to the options file and it worked perfectly. > > As an experiment and to ensure that all my "playing" didn't upset anything > else I restarted the installation using the recovery disc except that > immediately prior to selecting the access method when prompted by dselect I > started another shell, logged as root and edited the ppp files. I then > initiated the connection using pon and staying logged on in the second > shell ( is this necessary ??? ) reverted to the shell running dselect and > selected ftp etc... I remember reading on one of the lists that pppsetup is supposed to be started before dselect (in hamm=Debian 2.0). Maybe this is still on someone's todo list.. but that is the way its supposed to be for the final release of hamm. > > My, my, my ... ain't this world wonderful - a long, long time later the > entire default Debian default selection of files was downloaded and my > Debian GNU Linux system is now reasonably functional - now to download some > software to make it do things !! good to hear > > Many thanks once more to those people who replied - the problem was easily > solved once given some experienced guidance !!! Wow, you are the first person to write me such an elaborate thank you message, its nice to know that my input was usefull..
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