Preparing the Disk
Preparing the Disk
This section describes how to prepare an EigerStein disk. Note that this section does not cover configuring the networking and services. This section just gets the disk loaded with the proper software and ready to boot. You will require one 3.5" high density disk. You will also need a PC with a connection to the Internet (or at least with a copy of the EigerStein image), and Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 installed on it (Windows NT is untested, and Windows 2000 is known not to work for this procedure). You will, of course, require the EigerStein2BETA disk Image. This is the 1.68 Mb image from Charles Steinkuehler's site. Place the floppy in the disk drive, and locate and run the disk image file you wish to create. This disk image is self-extracting, and will automatically write itself to the disk in drive A:.
Note that some systems have trouble writing the 1680K format disks. The following errors have been observed:
Once you have a good floppy, you can begin adjusting the software on it to meet your needs. Using the Windows Explorer, open a window to drive A:. You should see a number of files, most of which end in .LRP. Locate the files DHCPD.LRP, DNSCACHE.LRP, and DHCLIENT.LRP. Delete these files for now (or copy them to a temporary directory in case you plan on adding these services back in later).
Next, open the file A:\SYSLINUX.CFG up in a plain text editor. At this point, what you see depends upon which text editor you used to open the file. Move to the last line of the file (if there's only one line, stay on it), and use the right arrow or [End] key to move to the end of that line. You will see that part of that line reads
If you used Windows Notepad, you will probably also see a black square immediately after the word weblet. Do not delete this square while you are working in this file. In this section, locate dhclient, dnscache, and dhcpd, and delete them. You should leave one comma, and no spaces in between each entry. Now save this file.Finally, if you will be running EigerStein from a laptop, please see Appendix E - Laptop-Specific Issues.
The 1.68 Mb EigerStein disk is now ready to be configured. If all went well you should be ready able to boot off of the disk and be ready to fill out the details of the Network Infomation Sheet. If you would like a dual floppy firewall, see Add a Second Floppy to Your Firewall.