Subject: RE: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 12/04/1997 20:35:51
>On 05-Dec-97 Jonathan Stone spoke unto us all:
># >3. When you net install, you should be allowed to not specify a
># > nameserver or gateway. Then you would use the ip addresses to
># > ftp or nfs to.
># I'm surprised you'd want to type more addresses than necessary, but
># whatever. How about we make it possible to enter 0.0.0.0 for the
># gateway/DNS addresses, and let you enter dotted-quads at the other
># points? Would that work, if it was documented?
>What if I'm installing on local boxes with no internet connection? It seems a
>nameserver would be a possible nightmare to contend with.
If you don't select installation via the network (FTP or NFS), then
sysinst doesn't ask you for network configuration.
>Curious, can the new install use a ppp line to fetch the tarballs?
No. Not unless the install media has pppd. Even so you'd need to set
up chat scripts. If you have a local network with a PPP link on a
separate box, then you can select a network install and choose the PPP
server as your default gateway.
when it's time to upgrade the PPP server, either prefetch the tarballs
to a local disk and install from there, or install using another
machine on your LAN as FTP or NFS server.
If it's truly a lone machine, download the tarballs onto the DOS or
AmigaDos (or whatever) partition and install from there.