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From: Donald Allen <donald...@gmail.com>
To: voidlinux <void...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Network setup twice during void installation?
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 19:29:01 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <27c2c1aa-55ae-4e19-905f-88a1c74ab10f@googlegroups.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <12202d60-29fa-4f3c-b5da-0fa25f201f6e@googlegroups.com>

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On Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:11:42 AM UTC-4, Juan RP wrote:
> It is a bug that must be fixed...

I think there are a couple of additional issues relating to this:

1. When attempting to specify a network configuration (either the first or 
second time -- we agree that there ought to be just one), if you choose the 
wireless interface on a machine that has both, you are not given the option 
of specifying a static ip address (I use static ip addresses for all my 
Linux machines, so I can address them by names given in /etc/hosts for ssh, 
scp and rsync purposes).

2. When I do choose the wireless interface and specify the SSID for the 
wifi network in my home, 'wpa' as the encryption method, and supply the 
correct password, I get a an error message (I don't have the exact wording 
in front of me) saying that an attempt to acquire an ip address via dhcp 
failed. This exact process works correctly every day with our cell phones 
and tablets, so there's nothing wrong with the base station or its dhcp 

I would suggest having a look at the OpenBSD installer. It is a model of 
quick, efficient system installation. Obviously it won't apply verbatim 
(since BSD disk partitioning is a world unto itself and it is a purely 
text-based installer, not curses-based), but I suspect a lot of it could be 
useful as a guide. 

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-09-20  2:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-09-16 12:38 Donald Allen
2015-09-17 14:11 ` Juan RP
2015-09-17 22:00   ` Donald Allen
2015-09-20  2:29   ` Donald Allen [this message]
2016-01-08 14:25 ` Donald Allen
2016-01-08 16:16   ` sth

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