Ticket #43910

network setup at install time

Open Date: 2022-02-19 05:10 Last Update: 2022-02-28 05:55

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since SvarDOS relies heavily on networking (to access packages) it would make sense to try making the networking configuration as simple as possible to the user.

the major problem is drivers. install can ask the user what kind of NIC is installed in his PC, but then it also needs to find packet drivers somewhere... (that is - on the installation floppy). could maybe at least ship with the couple of the most common adapters (3COM, PC-NET, NE2000...).

then user could answer some simple form about networking: DHCP or static configuration, and in the latter case fill his IP, mask, gateway and DNS servers. All this would be used to preconfigure the wattcp.cfg file, install the appropriate pkt driver and put it into autoexec.bat.

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2022-02-19 05:10 Updated by: mateuszviste
  • New Ticket "network setup at install time" created
2022-02-19 07:05 Updated by: bttr
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It would be a bonus, if the user could also configure his/her system after installation. So, make it a separate tool and just call it from install.exe.

2022-02-19 07:12 Updated by: mateuszviste
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I thought about it, too. Well, not exactly in this way, I was pondering about some "setup mode" in install.com so it would only be a configuration tool when called on an already installed system (eg. install /setnet). But I also must say that I am not convinced this is that much easier or simpler than editing a text file (assuming the help says where the file is and what it should contain)

2022-02-19 07:19 Updated by: bttr
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We are just collecting ideas. ;-)

2022-02-28 05:55 Updated by: bttr
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