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As of today I am a newbie to the linux world, as I received a gift for a recent birthday of a book packaged with Fedora Core 1 However the book covers basics and not really troubleshooting.
I have had the excess parts from upgrades to build the system for a while and have been interested in learning to use linux. Thus you will find some hardware items less than current.
I have installed the Fedora Core 1 linux and packages that came with the guide and got as far as networking, I am on a network with 2 XP HE computers connected to a linksys BEFSR41 now on the XP boxes it's plug N surf..
I need help setting up fedora. The on board networking is detected its a VT(several numbers) Rhine II or to XP a VIA T10/100 Ethernet port, and it is shown in the network setup as eth0 it will not auto detect dhcp, it fails during boot and if I insert an ip i.e 192.168.102 and 255.255.255.0 and refresh It will show active and I can connect to the router setup, via 192.168.1.1 but not the internet.
I am working within gnome under the user account and yes have and know the root password, I know not square one what to do, and would appreciate a very newbie ish hand held walkthrough.
You seem to have no default route (the route that packets take when there are no more specific matching rules). In Fedora I think you can set this by running:
For your network it will most likely be 192.168.1.1
After you have set the gateway, run:
service network restart
You should then be able to at least ping external IP addresses - if you still have problems with resolving DNS names then put your ISPs DNS servers in /etc/resolv.conf - the format is:
When I tried to run netconfig in the root terminal there are 4 entries ipadress netmask default gateway and primary nameserver. I enter 192.168.1.102 as the ip address b/c my other 2 pc's are assigned 192.168.100, and 101 by dhcp. anyway it generated the netmask 255.255.255.0 default gateway 192.168.1.254 and primary nameserver 192.168.1.1
A ping -c1 188.8.131.52
Resulted in 1 Packet transmitted 0 received +1 errors 100% packet loss time 0ms pipe2