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Old 07-23-2004, 04:50 PM   #1
Synchronium
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DHCP, dual booting, etc...


Ok, so here's my situation:

I had WinXP installed and set up with a USB cable modem from NTLworld (My ISP).
I thought I'd install Mandrake 10. So that's now on, installed on a seperate hdd. Then, I wanted to get on the internet with Linux, but when I tried to set up a new connection, my modem was not on the "Manual Choice" list, and the only other network adapted was this NForce 2 network card. So, seeing as that's RJ45 and not USB, I jimmied in a length of cable from that to my modem and unplugged the USB cable. And, to my amazement it worked!

But when I went to try and use WinXP internet, it didn't work. All well and good I thought ince it was now conencted via ethernet, so I plugged in the USB again and it still wouldn't work.

I've tried reinstalling it with the disk I got from my ISP as both ethernet and USB, but it never manages to connect. Apparently, it can't find the DHCP server it's supposed to, and the ISP guy on the phone said there was two IPs coming from my box; the linux one and a new default windows one or something. Restarting the DHCP client in WinXP (via control panel->admin tools) does nothing, nor does running the command "NETSH INTERFACE IP RESET resetlog.txt".

so, any ideas on how to fix this? Or at least what the problem is?


While I'm here, I may as well ask about a few things:
Is there any securoty flaws I should be aware of and patch appropriately?
How do I change WinXP to boot as default from LILO?
Why won't continual holding down of a key repeat that charachter like on Windows, and is there any way I can make this so?
What permissions do I need to give my "users" so they can access /mnt/windows ?


Thanks a lot, sorry for being such a moron,
- Synchronium
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
bruno buys
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I use cable connection too. Sometime ago I had a similar issue here: installed mdk 8.2 and I could connect through either mdk or win2k. But when going from win to linux, linux couldn't grab IP from dhcp. I had to phone the isp guys and ask them to release my ip. Releasing locally didn't work.
After that, I installed redhat 8 and 9. Same thing.
Now I run suse, and there's no more win, so, no more ip problems.

So, first I would tell you to try to make sure its no usb issue, but network issue. If the problem is when you reboot from lin to win (or viceversa), it would be easier to fix. If you can ask the isp guys to release your ip, its a good thing.

Obs - Releasing the ip with winipcfg apparently worked, when going from win to lin.

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Is there any securoty flaws I should be aware of and patch appropriately?

Try to run often the mdk update tool (can't recall the name) and be happy.

Why won't continual holding down of a key repeat that charachter like on Windows, and is there any way I can make this so?

Is it kde? If it is, go to kde control center. There are tons of settings there.

What permissions do I need to give my "users" so they can access /mnt/windows ?

As root, you can own /mnt/windows to root, but group users. Then you allow users to read-write-exec (rwx) and thats it.

Last edited by bruno buys; 07-23-2004 at 05:16 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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Right, thanks for the info there. What does releasing an IP actually do, and how does it help?

You reckon if I wiped linux from my box, set up my modem on XP as USB again, then reinstalled linux, it might work?

Only problem is I have no idea how to install modem drivers manually, or even if ti can be done.

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