Subject: Re: Notes on 3.0 Install
To: None <>
From: Peter Froehlich <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/30/2006 12:17:20
Hi all,

On Jan 30, 2006, at 03:50, Jorg Dekker wrote:

> By pre-creating a ifconfig, I managed to solve my unknown host problem 
> on 3.0 without requiring a serial cable.

Congratulations! :-)

However, it doesn't explain *why* the default setup after a 3.0 install 
does not have working DHCP. I have installed again (since I got my 
shiny new drive) and it's the same as before: For some reason dhclient 
simply does not talk to the server.

I am not very well-versed debugging this kind of stuff, but I know for 
sure that dhclient simply won't start "all the way" i.e. it never 
detaches and becomes a background process. It doesn't give an error 
either, which is very strange of course, I just keep getting these huge 
copyright messages in my syslog. :-/ There's no /etc/dhclient.conf 
file, but apparently that's not really needed.

BTW, it doesn't matter if I do "dhclient" by itself or "dhclient tlp0", 
neither gets me a working IP. Is there a decent FAQ on debugging DHCP 
setups? The small NetBSD DHCP thingy doesn't really help me here, their 
config file does not make dhclient work either. BTW, of course I don't 
*need* DHCP in the first place, but I was playing with it some more 
because I think that part of the restore CD install is broken and 
should be fixed.


PS: On this second install, I did again get .cshrc and .profile files 
in / which I think is a bug as well. I am now burning a 1.6 restore CD 
as I am not sure that 3.0 CD is really "sound" right now. :-(
Peter H. Froehlich <><><><><><>
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