Re: Laptop FAQ // Debian on Floppys??
On Thursday 23 September 1999, at 13 h 26, the keyboard of
> Ok, I think I've got the equipment, one debian server, two laptops that
> need debian, and a null modem serial cable. I think thats all I need, so
> if I hook up the cable between laptop and server, now what?
1) Read the PPP HOWTO and pppd(1)
2) Use the following (NOT TESTED, from memory only!!!) if and only you have a spare IP address on the LAN (other methods are possible for other cases, give more details about your configuration, where is the Debian mirror, etc):
Machine A, on the LAN:
pppd /dev/ttyS0 57600 x.y.z.A:x.y.z.B proxyarp debug
Machine B, the laptop:
pppd /dev/ttyS0 57600 debug
where x.y.z.A is the IP address of machine A and x.y.z.B the spare IP address.
Of course, your mileage and serial port numbers may vary...