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Old 09-13-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
zeshan_b
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Installed mandrake 10 on compaq presario 5011CL and can't connect to the internet


Hi,

Back info -

I thought I learn more about Unix/Linux so I am taking a Linux class. But the Class wont teach me how to install or configure linux. They just give you network access to a Unix/Linux box and teach you commands to use in the shell. So I decided to do some research on the net and got a used Compaq presario to install linux on so I could learn.

I couldn't boot from CD on the Compaq presario 5011CL and tried to use the floppy boot disk(info on how to create a boot disk is on the readme.txt file on mandrake cd1) but the system couldn't access the dvd rom drive. The other 8x CD-R on the machine got damaged.

I took out the hard disk and connected it to a pentium 4 computer and install mandrake 10 on it then attached it back into the Compaq. Mandrake detected the CPU(AMD athlon processor) ,graphics card Nvida geforce, mouse and keyboard. Peace of Cake

My Question-

I can't connect to the Internet on Compaq presario with mandrake 10. I don't know how to test the network card to see if it's working. I have cable Internet modem that connects directly to Ethernet card for Internet connection. My ISP runs a DHCP server that assigns ip addresses. I am not trying to connect both computer to the Internet(thats later when I learn how to do that).

I can get around the GUI KDE just fine and while doing so I found mandrake has detected a network card but I don't know how to test it to see if it's working. The configuration tools detects the following network card, I know it's installed because it's not listed under unknown/others but I still can't connect to the net:

SMC-1211TX
Vendor: Accton
Bus: PCI
Bus identification: 1113-1211
location on the Bus: 0:5:0
Description: SMC2-1211TX
MOdule: 8139too
Media class: Network_Ethernet

How do I set up eth0? How do I connect to the Internet when the Ethernet card is connected directly to the cable modem in mandrake 10. Also how do I run ipconfig, traceroute, ping comands I am use to with windows on linux.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I Hope you can answer my questions or refer me somewhere I can get more info(book, article, webiste etc.).

-Zeshan_b
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
codecruncher
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Quit and dirty:

ipconfig -> ifconfig
tracert -> traceroute
ping -> ping

First off, the output of ifconfig would be of interest (sure thats spelled wrong).
 
Old 09-13-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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What does it say when you run "ifconfig" ?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
zeshan_b
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IPconfig, Network Card, Never get a computer that doesn't have generic case.

Ipconfig is useful when your ISP uses dhcp to connect you to the net. Sometimes when you go through the network layers to troubleshoot your net connection and everything is working you can try to renew your connection using ipconfig and that will work.

C:\>ipconfig /renew

But my question is in regards to unix/linux. When I try to configure a connection using KDE(GUI for linux) GUI(graphical user interface) it asks me for package cd 1 but my DVD rom drive has issues and I can't replace it because of the way Compaq has both of the Drives stuck on to the case and bolted. (I only buy computer that has generic case and this compaq was given to me for free)

According to “Guide to UNIX Using Linux”Second Edition(Book assigned for my class) on chapter two it talks very briefly about the /dev directory(Stop Laughing). I don't remember creating a
/dev directory when partitioning the drive for Mandrake. The book doesn't teach you how to set up devices on linux or how to network your computer. Even the chapter on installation just gos through on how to install linux 7.2.

My Question -

How can I test if the network card is installed? According to KDE GUI it's installed and the systerm recognizes the card.

When creating a network connection using KDE at the last step when I assign host name it asks for package cd. How can I install the package using a floppy? Which files do I copy from mandrake CD1?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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no ipconfig command in bash shell

Hi,

No ipconfig command in bash shell or I am not using it correctly or I didn't install dhcp on mandrake.

-Zeshan_b
 
Old 09-13-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
zeshan_b
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bash: ifconfig : command not found

hi,

I ran if config command in mandrake and the system couldn't find it. I even used "ifconfig -a".

oh well.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 04:41 AM   #7
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Re: bash: ifconfig : command not found

Quote:
Originally posted by zeshan_b
hi,

I ran if config command in mandrake and the system couldn't find it. I even used "ifconfig -a".

oh well.
Unless you run ifconfig is root, you must run "/sbin/ifconfig"
 
  


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