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Old 10-14-2003, 10:58 AM   #1
tapanga
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can't find ipconfig


I have been given a box that has mandrake 9.1 installed on it. I was hoping to receive it with the GUI - but so far i can only log in and type commands on the command line.

My problem is however that i am trying to find out the IP address of the machine so that I can ping to it from a windows 98 machine.

When I type ipconfig eth0 i get the message -bash : ipconfig : command not found.

Once I know that the two machines can see each other - then i will proceed to install NIS and Samba

I'm a newbie so please bear with me.

I have the mandrake 9.1 installation disks - perhaps i should be installing from scratch - never done this before - so i'm a little hesitant.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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Its ifconfig, not ipconfig. Your thinking of Windows...
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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silly me.

so if i ping this address from my windows box and my connections are correct i should be able to see the linux box???

Edited :

It works - woohoo - now onto samba and NIS.

This is all very new to me so i am sure i will be asking for lots more help.

Last edited by tapanga; 10-14-2003 at 11:30 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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Glad that worked for you.. Come back if you need to ask more questions you can't find the answers to.
 
  


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