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Old 11-04-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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installing RH, network config?


I am installing RH 9 and i am on the network config page. What do i need to do here? BTW this is on a workstation setup. thanks in advance for any help.M
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:59 PM   #2
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well it really depends on what type of network you want.
Is it DHCP or static?
Are you on a router - if not - who is your ISP and how do they want you to connect.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:45 PM   #3
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Forgive me, I just don't know. I'm on Cox Cable internet and a lynksys router. Thanks for any help.M
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:54 PM   #4
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for me, all i had to do was config my eth0 device to use dhcp and automatically get an assigned ip address from the router. there isn't anything special that i had to do.

see if you have this tool. i'm not sure if you do though since i'm not using redhat 9.

/usr/bin/neat

let me know if you have that and we can go about changing your eth0 config if you do.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:59 PM   #5
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megaspaz, please see my other post .
Thanks.M
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:14 PM   #6
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oh.

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.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:22 PM   #7
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Thanks megaspaz, I'll try that when I finaly get the blasted thing installed lol.M
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:24 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:00 AM   #9
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megaspaz, been trying to install for two days now.M
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:06 AM   #10
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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?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #11
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no, it shuts down right after the install starts
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:47 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:58 AM   #13
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Thanks anyway, i'll keep trying. how silly is it that the cd's are labled wrong, you have to boot off of cd #2?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:28 PM   #14
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um... not really, as long as you remember which cd is which cd. but i guess you really should get the cd numbers right.
 
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there should be a cd test on the installation before the real installaiton begins.
 
  


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