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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
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:
Bus identification: 1113-1211
location on the Bus: 0:5:0
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.).