Re: boot disk dilemma
Can't help with the install issue, sorry.
On a different tack, you might check out the Linux Router Project at
http://www.linuxrouter.org/ if you just want a router with IP Masquerading.
supposedly you can get all the software you need to run from a locked floppy
on system with no hard drive at all. The idea is that even if it gets hacked
you can restore the system with a power cycle.
I confess I haven't done this, although I _have_ used my Dad's venerable
486/SX as a router with both RedHat and Slackware dists. In my case I used a
pair of 3C509s. Much less hassle, BTW, to use a pair of the same cards in
your router so that you only need to get one network driver going.
----- Original Message -----
From: "MaD dUCK" <email@example.com>
To: "debian users" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 11:03 AM
Subject: boot disk dilemma
> so i finally managed to boot off the floppy disks and am now in the
> debian installation menu, just short of installing the operating
> system. i have a local debian mirror, so i'd like to install via
> network (ftp) -- especially because i don't have the cds. i am using
> the "compact" kernel.
> i am dealing with three machines, and they all have different network
> cards. one is a ne2000, one a 3c59x, the next a tulip chip. i would
> like to install the network drivers, but they aren't on any of the
> my headaches are with the driver-1.bin disk, which resides in the
> compact directory -- how do i use it? it looks like a 512byte offset
> gzipped disk image, but the debian installation program can't load it
> - it waits for like 5 minutes before reporting that it "cannot mount
> the floppy. stop."
> what's the native method to configure the network cards during a
> floppy install?
> martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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