[Grml] grml cdrom script to import Debian network configuration

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Sat Dec 17 16:33:53 CET 2005

* Marc Haber <mh+grml at zugschlus.de> [20051217 15:52]:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 03:20:33PM +0100, Michael Prokop wrote:
> > * Marc Haber <mh+grml at zugschlus.de> [20051216 21:15]:
> > > One issue that I find especiall annoying is the fact that grml starts
> > > a pump process which is still around when our script runs, and will
> > > take down the freshly configured interface after timing out. pump -k
> > > will also wait for that timeout, and thus impose a delay in system boot.

> > Just use the bootoption 'nodhcp' to disable startup of pump.

> That would mean that the grml system wouldn't try to obtain an IP
> address from DHCP in the case that it doesn't find a Debian
> installation to steal the network config from.

We've to find a way to check whether a network setup works or not.
Then it's no problem to reactivate dhcp if "your method" (the
/etc/network/interfaces) fails.

> This script also fails if the Debian installation needs special
> programs to get its connectivity up and if these programs are not
> available on grml. I didn't even try it yet on a system using my own
> network init scripts.

Ok, I'll check that. thx4info

> > I'm even thinking about integrating your code into grml-autoconfig,
> > so you can use it with a new bootoption on every grml version.

> You're welcome to do this. Which license do you want it to have? GPL
> v2 or later?

GPL would be great, yes. :)

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