last one first:
is a command (like ls -al
or df -h
...) - it shows the configuration of all your network interfaces
You would type that in a terminal-window and hit "Enter" ...
...shows the router as a DCHP server with 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.51 ...
yep - right!
About "mastering the file layout":
I have always found it hard to use the graphical file-managers and from the beginning always used "mc
" (midnight-commander) for this.
You open a terminal - type mc
- and you can navigate easily using the keyboard (or mouse) - wether on console or in an xterm does not matter.
I love it!
You will probably have to install it first.
If that tells you something: it is alike to the back then popular program "nc
" (Norton Commander) for Windows (3.1) - simple but efficient.
On the system-message during boot:
If you see a different message than I do then this can have different reasons:
- you use another version than I do
- it takes longer for you and the process is backgrounded to continue the boot-sequence
- something else
That is why I asked for the output of ifconfig
Since you know that your router is on 192.168.1.1 you could try to set a static address:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10/24 up
and then to try to get to the router.
(is it still saying 192.168.x.x ? After the update the default for me was 10.0.0.X)