I've found this very useful as a newbie (Vectorbie!), though I haven't quite got it to work yet. It does seem to hinge on the contents of rc.M, but I've noticed another problem I don't understand. Is it OK to revive this thread... or should I start another one in Vectorbie Questions?
Someone will let me know!
When booting VL with my 3Com net adaptor plugged in, I notice that the green light comes on at the same point in the boot sequence each time, namely when the hardware is being initialised. However, it goes off again later - I think when batch files (or their equivalent under Linux (scripts?)) are being processed.
Because it's gone off, I can't initialise the internet, manually or otherwise, until it comes on again, which it does, mysteriously, some time later, not in response to anything I seem to have done. Then at last I can input (as root) '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start' or run VASM to get the internet connection running.
What are the commands which are running to turn the adapter on, then off? How can I automate the first while preventing the second, as well as automating the internet connection?