[lfs-support] Networking Question
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 09:38:55 PDT 2012
Jim Washko wrote:
> I have gone through the whole LFS 7.0 book and it boots great. I am running
> it on VirtualBox
> I am doing this for a project in my class and I am now required to give it
> networking capabilities, I am assuming I just need to go through the
> networking section in BLFS, and I have a few questions.
If you use a static ip address, all you need to to set up
/etc/sysconfig/ifconfig.eth0. Personally, I think the only use of dhcp
in an LFS system is on a laptop that may be connected to various
networks. Otherwise a static ip is much more stable and less hassle.
> Ultimately, I am looking for my VirtualBox LFS machine to get an IP address
> via DHCP along with still having network connectivity on the machine
> VirtualBox is running on (Win7)
Getting a dhcp address means installing either dhcpcd or dhcp.
> How am I able to download the .tar files onto my booted system (I used wget
> www.etc before to get all of the files previously)?
You can use the host to copy the files to (say) /mnt/lfs/src and then
build in chroot. If using a static IP, lfs has ftp installed.
If you install ssh and run sshd on the LFS system, you can use scp to
transfer files and run ssh from a fully windowed system to the new LFS
instance. Doing that generally needs a static ip address.
> Any other help on what I need to do in order to get networking fully
> functional so I can download and install new software would be very
Packages that I've found need to be done early are:
bc (for my scripts)
It's also useful to set up
~/.bash_profile and ~/.bashrc (for the user and root too),
/etc/vimrc or ~/.vimrc,
/etc/dircolors or ~/.dircolors, and
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