Internet on LiveCD

Dan McGhee beesnees at
Sat Jul 14 16:49:06 PDT 2007

I'm going to use LiveCD as a host system for another LFS build.  Want to 
reformat the hard drives and go from scratch.  My problem is in 
connecting to the Internet.  I might add that this area is one of the 
weakest I have in building these LFS systems.  I have, from pure rote, 
performed commands and created files.  I know only that in my current 
system I can connect to the Internet.  Don't ask me why. <BG>

What I want to do is to remaster LiveCD with my networking settings.  I 
copied /etc/resolv.conf and the complet /etc/sysconfig/network-devices 
from my current system to the running LiveCd system.  The only thing I 
didn't do was copy my /etc/sysconfig/network file to the LiveCD system.  
I checked the /etc/rc.d/init.d/network scripts and they are identical. 
Here are the contents of the files and directories that I copied:
> # Begin /etc/resolv.conf
> domain
> search
> nameserver
> nameserver
> nameserver
> # End /etc/resolv.conf
> ls /etc/sysconfig/network-devices
> ifconfig.eth0
> ifdown
> ifup
> services
> ls  /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0
> ipv4-static
> cat  /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0/ipv4-static
> #DEVICE=eth0
> ONBOOT=yes
> SERVICE=ipv4-static
> #PREFIX=32
> DNS1=216.139.111.xx
> DNS2=2i6.139.111.xx

I'm pretty sure the 'ifup' and 'ifdown' scripts are the same.  My (B)LFS 
system is an SVN build that I completed in January, 2006. The LiveCD I'm 
using is the current release.

I would appreciate it if someone sees something in my files or 
directories that I need to change to put on the LiveCD, or if there are 
any hints that I can use.



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