the redhat 5.2 installation disk fails to install via an
NFS mounted partition on a PLIP device
at startup the installer threats the PLIP device as it were
an ethernet, this is wrong too.
the installer should prompt up a dialog and let the user
input the LOCALIP and REMOTEIP for the PLIP device.
PLIP is important on installing Linux on laptops via
parallelcable, since much of them do not have an ethernet
and a CDROM drive.
I have verified this to be a problem during the install. The install
program is trying to setup the plip device as a ethernet device and
not as a point to point device.
This has been assigned to a developer.
*** Bug 353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I tested to install the RH 5.2 to a laptop via
NFS over PLIP.
It does not work because, when selecting
install via NFS and then the PLIP device,
the installer does the insmod plip, but then it
tries to activate it as it were a broadcast device
Solution: when selecting PLIP , the installer should
popup a dialog and ask local ipaddr and the remote
pointopoint ipaddr, and then do a nice
ifconfig plip1 LOCALIP pointopoint REMOTEIP and
route add -host REMOTEIP dev plip1
remember: there are many laptops around with NO CDROM
drive nor a NIC, so this installation mode via
PLIP is one of the easiest if you have a 2nd computer.
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 12/12/98 14:06 -------
** This bug is a duplicate of 353 **
Setting the netmask to 255.255.255.255 and the gateway to the IP of
the other machine should make PLIP work with no problems.