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baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Sat Apr 19 22:34:24 EDT 2008

I've got the system booting from the hd - thanks for the help.

I can also start up the PCMCIA ethernet card and
if I set ifconfig eth0 then I can ping my router and the
other machines in my home. My router serves DHCP
addresses to the machines in my house. How do I
set up BasicLinux to get a DHCP address from my


On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 1:53 PM, <baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Message from Steven
> ===================
> Ted wrote:
> >
> > (1) a walk-through/tutorial on the installation to hard disk.
> Assuming you have unallocated space on your HD,
> use fdisk (in BL3) to create a Linux partition.
> You probably also should create a swap partition.
> If you tell us how much RAM you have, we will be
> able to tell you whether you need a swap partition
> and how big it should be.  Also, tell us if you do
> not have unallocated HD space -- we can tell you
> how to get some.
> Once you have a Linux partition, use mke2fs to
> format the partition.  Then mount the parition
> on /hd.  For example, if your Linux partition
> is /dev/hda2
> --------------------
> mke2fs /dev/hda2
> mount /dev/hda2  /hd
> --------------------
> Then execute:  install-to-hd
> > (2) Some advice on configuring the network.
> >     I'm plugging into my linksys router which is
> >     serving DNS to my other machines.
> Are you using a PCMCIA network card?  Or is networking
> build into you laptop?  If it is PCMCIA, is the card
> cardbus?
> > I really like BasicLinux so far. It's making my old
> > laptop usable again.
> If you give us some details on your laptop and how it
> is currently configured, we will be able to provide
> more specific advice.
> Cheers,
> Steven
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