Isn't passing ip= command line boot option sufficient for this?
I mean I sure will have ifconfig and route in the root but for now all I
want is to make things work.
From: Justin Carlson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 3:50 PM
To: Dinesh Nagpure
Subject: RE: 2.4.16 on mips-malta, networking fails...
On Fri, 2001-12-14 at 15:25, Dinesh Nagpure wrote:
> Apparently the device is being detected.
> I am using ramdisk root which i created using busybox v0.60.1 and dont
> ifconfig or route built into it.
How are you setting the IP information for the NIC, then? Are you
compiling a kernel with IP autoconfiguration and using a DHCP server?
If you're not configuring the NIC, then the OS doesn't consider it to be
a valid source/target of IP information, so when you try to ping from
the machine, Linux is telling you "I don't have any valid place to put
an ICMP packet to get to the place you want it to go".