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I am new to linux and have just installed my first installation on a partition, dual booting with Windows. I have installed CentOS v5 (from what I read it is the best for server use). I also read that it is about the same as Red Hat.
I'm not real sure how any of the commands work. After doing a bit of research, I have tried a few things but nothing has actually worked.
After the installation, I opened up Firefox and I am not connected to the internet. I have tried configuring my internet settings for both DHCP as well as assigning an IP address to myself. The only possible conclusion I could come to is that I need to install the network card driver.
I have download a few.. I am not really sure which one I am suppose to use though. When I try to install them, this is the error that I am getting.
I am no expert but there is a few thing you can check before somebody else answer your post, post the output of lspci to list your pci cards. Also i see that you did (make clean) should be something like (make then make install), have you check the provided readme files in (r8101-1.001.00/readme) for proper installation.
is there some way I can download the files onto a flash drive then install them onto centos that way?
The kernel devel should be available onto your installation dvd, most of what you'll need will probably be onto that dvd.
Also since you said your dual booting you should be able download whatever you need to your windoz and access it from within your Linux install through /mnt/YourWindozPartition
I wouldn't know about how going about downloading the kernel devel. I have followed the link given in the mirror list links... do I just download these files? How would I go about installing kernel devel without internet access?