Hi, first of I would liek to say i am totally new
to linux and dont really know anything about it. Sory if this has been asked before although i have searched the forum and tried suggestions but none have worked. I have downloaded knoppix v382 yesterday, and it looks great and i would like to use it but there is one problem, my internet wont work on it.
I have tried configuring the network cards (i have 2)
One which goes to the cable modem (onboard nic, i think this one is eth0)
and one which is connected to a winxp computer through a crossoveer cable (pci nic, i think it is eth1)
these are both wired connections
each time it asks
-use dhcp broadcast? [y/n]
if i press yess on either network card it fails to broadcast.
-please enter ip[ address for eth0
here i enter my ip address from the internet (is this right?) which is 82.xx.xxx.xx.
--please enter networtk mask for eth0
in windows it says "subnet mask" which is "255.255.248.0". i put that into the box? i dont tknwo if this is right,
--please enter broadbast address for eth0
i dont know what this is so i leave it blank
--please enter default gateway
in windows it says this is "126.96.36.199", so i put that in
--please enter nmameservers
al my nameservers are automatically put in, i dont know how this happens but they are "188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11" Because it is put in automatically i htoguth it had a connection to something..
then it does somehting in a command prompt, and then closes. there is no error message.
after doing all that i try using an internet application such as firefox or konquerer and it says looking up google.com... but eventually cannot find the site. or any other site.
on another thread it suggested to do this command in a box
"apt-get install dhcpcd" - that didnt work
"dhcpcd eth0" - this didnt work either.
from "connecting with blueyonder & a few other queries" thread (i cannot post the url) it suggests "ifdown eth0" and "dhclient eth0", i tried these on a root terminalbut it said bash: unknown command or something.
also in "blueyonder broadband" thread it says try "dhcpcd eth0" i tried this but again nothing happened there was an error.
all of the above information was probably useless and i was doign the wrong thing, but i would really like to test knoppix out. Could anyone help me with the dhcp stuff? what to put in etc. any help would be greatly apprechiated.
thanks in advance