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So, I got ahold of this Compaq iPaq. I flashed a linux bootloader onto it, then connected to it w/ hyperterminal on my xp box through the serial cradle. I got to the boot prompt, then uploaded the linux kernel via ymodem and overwrote that PocketPC os. WOOT!
Ahem. So now, the xp box is dead, so on my linux box, I use minicom to again connect via the serial cradle. I can get to the linux installation, log in as root, do cli stuff, etc., but I reaaaalllly want to get x installed so I can use the screen and stylus. I gotta get usb networking going, but my file is sort of weird:
What I'm not sure about is the ip addresses. I have a router which is functioning as a gateway--it maintains the pppoe connection, and assigns ips to all the comps (including the linux box which the ipaq is connected to) in the house via dhcp. I'm not sure if in 'GW_ADDR=' I should give the router's ip or the linux box's ip.
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I would assume you would use the routers IP address since that's your gateway.
My only question is why are you providing what appears to be a static IP for your iPaq if you use DHCP? I may have missed something in that shell script, though.
LOL well I have no idea what I'm doing, that's why. I've gotten this far by trickery and bluffing. ;) I'm not sure if the how-to I've been following is assuming that the linux box is using a PPPoE connection (and therefore truly is the gateway) or not. That how-to also doesn't seem to mention anything about dhcp, so I think I'll have some more research to do.
I'll just need to spend some time RTM to see how that file should be set up. I was about to upload that file to the ipaq, but it needed a recharge, and the serial cradle doesn't have a charger. And just as well, b/c I need to spend more time than a sloppy edit job on that file.