Fixed the dropbear problem after running strings on the binary and seeing /etc/dropbear/authorized_keys. I moved the file there and now I can ssh into the WhiteRussian rc4 system without a password. Still can't get WDS talking though, even though I now remembered to set wl0_lazywds=0, which shouldn't matter anyway if wl0_wds is nonblank. Also had to move the router in the community center to a different room because it was interfering with the silly-assed cordless phone, also 2.4GHz, so now I have an intermittent signal. My unternet is completely broken. Shit.

On the plus side, I was able to install DragonLinux on a Win98 box without a bootable CDROM, and finagling with the msdos.sys, autoexec.bat, and dragon.bat files makes it boot up into Linux almost without indication that it has any Microsoft crap on it at all. Hint: attrib -s -h -r \msdos.sys, and using DOS edit set bootgui=0 and add logo=0. Then add to dragon.bat the line if "%1"=="fast" goto bootnow and the label :bootnow right before the loadlin call. Finally, make a clean autoexec.bat with the lines:

@echo off
cd \dragon
dragon fast

If you want to really get fancy, you can download one of the Linux penguin logos and fix msdos.sys to show it (probably have to convert it to .BMP format first), but I don't know how to do that and am not interested enough to google it.

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