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Re: Is it possible to build a RaQ2 using PPP?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Thiemo Seufer" <ths@networkno.de>
To: <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Is it possible to build a RaQ2 using PPP?

vizi0n (debian-mips) wrote:
Hello everyone!

I'm currently using my RaQ2+ as an "unstable" router (kernel not fixed) but
due to various problems with my hard drive I would need to reinstall this
"half functional" machine.

My question is: right now it's being used as my router (eth0 = lan, eth1 =
dsl modem) and since I have to reinstall it, is there any way during the
setup process that I can have it configure an internet access before trying
to fetch the packages and all from the repository?

I guess your Internet access works via PPPOE, this would mean you need
a complete base installation before you can set up the PPPOE connection.

The .debs needed for a base installation are the same as the ones
included on the 100 MB "netinst" installer ISO. A while ago I wrote
a script which creates a minimal partial mirror sufficient for a base
installation, available from the d-i SVN:


Hi Thiemo,

so basically I would need to run this script on my RaQ2 used to nfsroot, and then use that machine as a source for APT during the installation on my RaQ2+ with the content that it would've downloaded?

Just making sure, because when this thing goes, there's no more smtp,pop3,http, etc etc :)


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