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Re: alternate boot for internet connection

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 11:59:46AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> From: "Emma Jane Hogbin" <emmajane@xtrinsic.com>
> >
> > 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!
> >
> I guess it's possible, but I'd have thought it was easier with guessnet,
> whereami, intuitively, divine, laptop-net, ...
Its not really difficult to do this with the pcmcia tools.  All one does
is create stanzas in /etc/pcmcia/network.opts or even
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts and then create append lines in lilo that
launch the schemes.  When the system boots the next time it will show
both entries in lilo.

I've used netenv before and it was pretty easy to setup all in all.  But
its not terribly time consuming or difficult to use the lilo.conf append
and pcmcia schemes method.

Michael Perry | Do or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda
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