[sf-lug] olpc: green machine -aka XO
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 14 22:41:57 PDT 2008
Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):
> Very interesting. So by implication, the interfaces are set up by
> completely different mechanisms in other distros?
Sure. My apologies for not elaborating, earlier. The most common
different setup is that of Red Hat and similar, where there's an
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory, containing text files with
names like "ifcfg-eth0". Those files then get parsed by the sysvinit
startup scripts (/etc/init.d/networking or whatever), which derive from
them the values for the /sbin/ifconfig and /sbin/route commands that get
run during startup.
Here's a reference about their nature and syntax:
> Another thing I found puzzling is that the XO machine has no /dev/hda
Might be /dev/sda .
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