You'll have to configure the network even if you don't have a network, but you'll
only have to answer the first two questions - ``Choose the Host name,'' and
``Is your system connected to a network?''
If you are connected to a network, you'll need the information you collected
from 2.2.1. However, if your primary connection to the network
will be PPP, you should choose NOT to configure the network.
dbootstrap will ask you a number of questions about your network; fill
in the answers from 2.2.1. The system will also summarize your
network information and ask you for confirmation. Next, you need to specify
the network device that your primary network connection uses. Usually, this
will be eth0 (the first Ethernet device). On a laptop, it's more
likely that your primary network device is pcmcia.
Here are some technical details you may find handy: The program assumes the
network IP address is the bitwise AND of your system's IP address and
your netmask. It will guess the broadcast address is the bitwise OR
of your system's IP address with the bitwise negation of the netmask. It will
guess that your gateway system is also your DNS server. If you can't find any
of these answers, use the system's guesses. You can change them once the system
has been installed, if necessary, by editing /etc/init.d/network. (On
a Debian system, daemons are started by scripts in the directory /etc/init.d/.)