Originally Posted by donahue96
if you get an ip address answer you do not have the dns problem you seem to have.
if you get the mandriva page you do not have a physical/router connection problem.
If you did not get an ip address in test 1 you may have a file, /etc/resolv.conf, with a nameserver entry that is wrong/does not match windows entry.
for discussion of maintenance of this file which is subject to automatic overwriting during updates and reboots.
Will try but I did try to ping google.com and it did show the IP, so it DNS is correctly configured. I have a local system on 172 series of IP which has an automatic redirect from http to https. If I visit it as http://host
it does not open but when I do a https://host
it opens it.
Again as I said, urpmi works beautifully, sites mentioned as ftp.something get connected, files downloaded and installed. The same cannot be done from command line, I can't explain why.
I am planning to do a reinstall and if the problem continues, I'll get back to 2008.0pwk. The same Mdv2009 works at home flawlessly, hence I am even more baffled. x-(