[blfs-support] Wifi Operations--Again

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sun Nov 3 15:42:05 PST 2013

On Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 05:16:23PM -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:
> First question, does anyone know if it's even possible to do this in 
> chroot?  I have never had much luck building BLFS packages in a non X 
> situation.  Therefore, it's easier for me to build in chroot until Xorg 
> is installed.  Yes, I can use the host system to get packages and such, 
> but it would be more convenient if I could do this in chroot.  So 
> knowing if this is even possible in chroot is important.  What I know 
> right now is that I can do anything but get past my router in chroot.  
> (I also know that if I try to do this with wlan0 connected to my network 
> in the host system, I must reboot my laptop to clear whatever I've done 
> because I can't use the connection.)
 No idea if it is possible, but configuring the network in chroot
sounds *hard*.  What's the problem with working out what you want to
build, downloading on the host, and then running your scripts in
chroot ?

 When you come to boot it, all manner of things can go wrong.
Perhaps what you have done so far isn't sufficient, or maybe it's
just the host's setup interfering with the chroot attempt.  If it
was my machine, I'd try to boot at an early stage, and try to fix
any problems (perhaps by going back to chroot) until it did actually
boot with connectivity.  After that was working, I'd probably go back
to chroot to build both X and a desktop browser of choice.

 Actually, if at all possible I'd use a wired network while
building (faster downloads) and when first booting.

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