On Sep 1, 2006, at 11:33 PM, NoIP (exemail) wrote:
Two mornings ago I was feeling pretty good. I had
burnt to disc freebsd, pcbsd and also desktopbsd. But not now
Having 21 computers here I figured I would finally be rid of
MSwindows, and have a complete LAN system that was more reliable.
Why would you want to make things reliable? With Windows your career
is secure knowing you will have to be kept around to keep them
running. Microsoft cleverly backs a certification program to make
sure its graduates never recommend anything other than what they have
Seven computers I have tried with all three BSDs and not
one of them
managed to produce a working network connection. The only thing I
was that now I can almost visualise every screen from the
Start by forgetting about the installation screens. They are only
there to get the most basic things running well enough to get the
system installed on disk(s). After one is running from the installed
image one almost never returns to sysinstall.
ifconfig(8) is probably the most important tool, from command line,
that you need to diagnose network configuration and ultimately
configure the connection. ping(8) is equally useful.
If you have a DHCP server the machine is to use then as root where
fxp0 is my NIC:
# dhclient fxp0
If that works then /etc/rc.conf needs this line:
If your machine's address is static then this sets 192.168.10.12 on
a /24 net:
If you have run sysconfig multiple times then you likely have
conflicting replications in /etc/rc.conf (only the last reference
applies). Manually edit and reconcile the differences.
I am baffled by how anyone is able to get a bsd networked
working. I guess I just have to stick with a windowsOS.
OK, no skin off my nose. Your problem solving skills are terrible.
When (supposedly?) looking for help you do nothing but complain
without saying anything specific about what wasn't working or the
hardware involved. I highly recommend Microsoft products to people
such as yourself.
David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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