[Server-devel] XS on Netbook

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 08:22:12 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 1:35 AM, Gerald Ardito <gerald.ardito at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone installed the XS on a netbook?
> The big issue is that there is no optical drive, but beyond that I was
> wondering if that would work.

Definitely works for me :-) See the XS_Techniques page for hints on

 - Installing from USB. I've added notes there on how to avoid the
installer crashes.

 - How to run your wlan0 as the WAN port. Note: you can create an
ifcfg-wlan0 to configure it fully, but it gets messy trying to connect
to WPA-protected APs on boot.

 - Using xs_swapnics to make your "eth0" into eth1 so you can hook up
an AP there.

If you are very lucky, your netbook may have a WLAN that can run as an
AP (using a hostap driver). That'd be nice to see in action too.

If your netbook has a small HD, might be wise to disable the backup
service. Just comment out the relevant parts in
/etc/httpd/conf.d/ds-backup.conf file and restart apache...


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