Working With the Boot Scripts to Bring Up Network
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 16:25:57 PDT 2010
Dan McGhee wrote:
> This is one of those "somewhere between LFS and BLFS" topics, but since
> I'm using the blfs-bootscripts, I thought I'd post here.
> The overall indication is that the bootscripts return FAIL when trying
> to bring up the network on boot. And before this I get "SIOCSIFADDR:
> device does not exist" or something like that. This error message
> generates when /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifup runs--regardless of
> when it runs.
/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifup is not designed to run with
wireless. It really wants a standard wired eth0 type of network interface.
Wireless is a difficult topic. You have wlan0. Not all wireless nics
have the same device. If you are configuring a laptop, getting it to
connect to different access points requires a fair amount of work.
It's been months since I turned on my laptop, but I don't recommend
running wireless without encryption. This requires wireless-tools and
Yout might want to take a look at
I doubt I'll respond any more to this thread as I don't think I can
contribute more than the above.
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