[ILUG] DHCP on home LAN?
daledunlea at commergy.com
Sun Nov 7 14:16:19 GMT 2004
> > I run DHCP on my home LAN. Recently I've found myself with
> the need to
> > perform several gentoo installations. It's very handy to
> just be able
> > to boot the live CD and have the network setup there from
> the get go.
> I'm going to try DHCP on my little LAN, following advice from
> Rick Moen and others. But I don't actually see why it should
> be any harder or easier to install a distribution with dhcp.
Well gentoo is an inherently network-based install. Manually configuring
the IP address and gateway while bootstrapping the system is just one
more step in the procedure that can be avoided. Ovdiously, this is not
an advantage when installing from CDs, but for gentoo it is.
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