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do you have a devices tab? is there an eth0 entry in the list? select that and click the edit button. in there, a general tab will pop up. put a check in Activate device when computer starts up and make sure the radio button of "Automatically obtain IP address settings" is filled and the dropdown list on the right says DHCP. click okay. then check your DNS tab. do you know what your router's address is? on netgear the router address is always 192.168.0.1. put yours in the text box labeled Primary DNS. in domain name there should be the server info that was assigned to you by your isp. if it's not there don't worry for right now. click the apply button and reboot. hopefully that will be filled in correctly automatically when linux obtains it's ip address from your router.
you haven't installed red hat yet? well shoot. you shouldn't have to do anything. just read the pages and prompts. don't get click happy. you'll be asked on install to set up your ethernet card and connection. remember to use dhcp and to start the device at system start up. i don't remember if it's pre install or post install though. just be careful.
Originally posted by txboozer megaspaz, been trying to install for two days now.M
ah... so you've gotten to the network page. did you check dhcp and activate on start up? if i remember correctly that's all you needed to do. but i'm running rh 7.3. i remember helping a friend a while ago install rh9, and i don't remember it being different. anyway, is this install going alright?
yeh.... normally i'd say bad media, download, or burn. but you said in the other post that the md5 sums check out, right? the only thing i can think of is to first see if you can get a friend who has rh9 (if you really want red hat) and see if he/she/it will loan you his/her/its cds. or if you have a friend who will let you test the cds you made on their comp. cdrom problem maybe? i don't know. maybe try to get another cdrom drive in their to test and try to install on. or maybe just try to redownload and burn the install cds or try another distro. sorry, man, nothing quick.