Background: I installed PureOS on my laptop after replacing the hard drive back in Feb 2018 and was super happy with it until it errored on an update at some point, maybe a year ago? I didn’t have time to look into it as I’ve been away from home until now.
Booting stalled after a couple of “…recovering journal…clean…” lines. I got to a prompt with Ctrl-Alt-f2, logged in and ran “sudo dpkg --configure -a”. Got a ton of “Setting up …”, and a few “/run/udev or .udevdb or .udev presence implies active udev. Aborting MAKEDEV invocation.” Then…
Here’s the thing… :
“If your computer gets IP address information from a DHCP server on the network, the DHCP server may also provide information about WINS servers (“NETBIOS name servers”) present on the network. This requires a change to your smb.conf file so that DHCP-provided WINS settings will automatically be read from /var/lib/samba/dhcp.conf.
The DHCP-client package must be installed to take advantage of this feature.
Modify smb.conf to use WINS settings from DHCP?”
Now I know I should know this (and maybe I do) but frankly networking is mostly a mystery to me. I’m happily and easily connected via other Android and Windows devices to a normal home router, and I believe I have a dynamic IP. Do I choose Yes or No ?!