Pebble Wireless Installation Readme

Title: General Wireless Inter/Networking Readme Author: Richard J. Kreider Contact: https://techish.net/contact Date: July 11, 2005 $REV: 1.0.0 ############################################################################## ———————————-INDEX————————————— A] Pebble Installation (v41) HOWTO B] Post-Installation Set-up (Valkyrie Specific) —————————————— ############### Section A: PEBBLE INSTALLATION (v41) HOWTO ################### —————————————— A1] Format CF card A2] Create filesystem on CF card A3] Create needed directories A4] Untar pebble distribution A5] Run pebble install script —————— A1] FORMAT CF CARD —————— You’ll need to fdisk the compact flash card accordingly: # fdisk /dev/hde NOTE: If you can’t figure out which device the card was mounted to, please check by executing: # dmesg At the bottom, you should see what it was mounted as. Usually, it’s mounted as /dev/hde, but could be a number of points such as /dev/hdg, /dev/hdh and so on. It’s even possible to see it mounted as /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and so on. Once inside the fdisk program, you’ll be presented with options. You’ll need to delete any existing partitions. Press “d” to delete partition. Next, you will need to create a PRIMARY partition. Type “n” (new), and select primary by pressing “p”. Use the defaults by just pressing enter when asked for start point, and end points. Once you have done that, you can either print out the tables by pressing “p”. That will just show you what you’re about to write to that device. After you do that, you can press “w” to write/sync the CF card. Once that has completed, you have successfully fdisk’d your CF card. Continue on to the next step. ——————————– A2] CREATE FILESYSTEM ON CF CARD ——————————– Now that you have fdisk’d the card, you’ll need to create a filesystem on it. The recommend is EXT2, and that is what I use on my 128mb CF card. If you have a larger card, such as a 256mb, or 512mb, you can use ext3 – but it’s not necessary. To create the filesystem: # mkfs.ext2 /dev/hde1 NOTE: Remember, replace “/dev/hde1” with YOUR device name. I’m just using “/dev/hde1” for continuity. —————————– A3] CREATE NEEDED DIRECTORIES —————————– You’ll need to create 2 directories now. One directory will be the mount point for your CF card, and the other is where we’ll unpack and install the Pebble Linux distribution from. # mkdir /mnt/cf # mkdir /mnt/pebble “/mnt/cf” is where your CF card will be mounted. “/mnt/pebble” is where you’ll be unpacking your Pebble distribution in prep. for the installation to your CF card. —————————– A4] UNTAR PEBBLE DISTRIBUTION —————————– The last step before installation can begin, is to unpack your Pebble Linux distribution you downloaded. # cd /mnt/pebble # tar –numeric-operator -jxvf pebble.v41.tar.bz2 NOTE: pebble.v41.tar.bz2 can be replaced with the version you have, such as pebble.v39.tar.bz2. If it’s not a .bz2 format, but possibly .gz or .tgz, take out the “j” and replace it with a “z”: # tar –numeric-operator -zxvf pebble.v41.tar.gz ———————————- A5] RUN PEBBLE INSTALLATION SCRIPT ———————————- Now all that’s left is the easy part; running the install script. Make sure you’re in “/mnt/pebble” directory. You can check this by: # pwd It should echo back “/mnt/pebble”. If not, simply change to the “/mnt/pebble” directory. # cd /mnt/pebble Next, you’ll simply run the install script. # ./pebble.update Follow the on-screen instructions. If all goes well, you’ll have a fresh install of Pebble Linux on your CF card ready to go! ———————————————- ############### Section B: Pebble Configuration (POST-INSTALL) ############### ———————————————- 1] /etc/fstab 2] /etc/inittab 3] /etc/network/interfaces 4] /etc/rcS.d/S99local 5] /etc/motd 6] /etc/modules B0] IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! ———————————— !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!Before ANY changes, you need to run this command:!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! # remountrw NOTE: That remounts the filesystem to have read/write access, so that anything we make changes to is saved! UPDATE: I will be making a finalized POST-INSTALL script that will be run AFTER installing a FRESH copy of Pebble Linux to a CF card. ————– B1] /etc/fstab ————– Change the tmpfs entry’s “size=” to your CF card size. tmpfs /rw tmpfs defaults,size=128M 0 0 —————- B2] /etc/inittab —————- Comment out the last line that has nocat in it. ————————— B3] /etc/network/interfaces ————————— This will be the interfaces file:

# # START COPY # #

/etc/network/interfaces

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lo

auto lo iface lo inet loopback

eth0

auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.255.255.255 gateway 10.0.0.1

eth1

auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 10.0.0.11 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.255.255.255 gateway 10.0.0.1

wlan0

iface wlan0 inet static address 10.0.0.12 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.255.255.255 gateway 10.0.0.1

# # STOP COPY # #

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B4\] /etc/rcS.d/S99local
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# chmod 777 /etc/rcS.d/S99local
B5] /etc/motd
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Change /etc/motd to something neat-o.
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B6] /etc/modules
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Uncomment “hostap_pci” module if it’s commented out.
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X] FINAL STEP
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# remountro
# shutdown -r now
You’ll be remounting your filesystem to read-only, and rebooting the machine.
If all goes well, you should come up and everything should be configured
accordingly!
Enjoy.

Create a file in /etc/rcS.d/ called S99local using nano or vi: # nano /etc/rcS.d/S99local Enter the following: #!/bin/sh ifup –force -v wlan0 Save it, then run:

MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC MISC

Bring wlan0 down on boot-up Assign ap mode assign channel assign txpower make sure eth0 is up and eth1 is up (TESTING ONLY) but eth1 down eth0 up for distribution


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