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Re: alternate boot for internet connection

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:25:48AM -0400, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> Hey all:
> While we're on the topic of internet connections at boot....How could I
> make two entries in lilo: one for at home with a wireless internet, and
> one for "away" with no internet connection? I'd like to use the same
> kernel, just change some of the other stuff that loads. Is it possible to
> select which /etc/network/interfaces is called through lilo?
> Any ideas would be appreciated!

Well, here is one (you might not like it):

Make 2 (or more) entries in lilo.conf, each with a different
append: append=at_home, append=away.

After booting, notice that this comes up in /proc/cmdline.

Therefore, wherever /etc/network/interfaces would be called
from (not sure where), go:

if grep -q at_home /proc/cmdline; do
   <use the interfaces for home>
if grep -q at_work /proc/cmdline; do
   <use the iterfaces for work>

And don't do anything for "away".

I wouldn't say it's clean, but it would certainly work :)

(a slightly cleaner way would be to define an actual
parameter: append=interface=at_home. Then you parse that
from the script and use the corresponding file. That'd be
more flexible and less code.)

/Y - crazy scripter
Marbles should be kept together.

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