Re: What do I use to reconfigure the network /after/ initial install on Etch?
On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 01:11:04PM -0500, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> It's one thing for myself to do it (I can use vi and emacs) but sometimes I
> help other people who are less skilled to installs - sometimes over the phone
> - and it's makes me crazy to have to explain to them "ok, now type
> vi /etc/network/interfaces . . . yes, I said interfaces . . . use your tab
> key to fill it out . . . ok now hit you down arrow twice . . . hit "I" so
> you'll go into insert mode . . . type eth0 . . . What? you didn't hit "I"? ok
> we have to start over . . . "
So don't start a newbie off with vi. Have them use nano.
To avoid the DHCP thing, pass a boot parameter: