i just built out a linux box on one of the older PC's i had around. Installed Debian from cd 1 i386.
Debian is up and runnning just fine, but im having issues reaching out to the internet. I've done some research and found that my resolv.conf file needs to be configured properly. i tried looking for it in /etc/resolv.conf, but resolv wasnt even there. Did some more research and saw that i could create one if i go to system>administration>network and then the DNS tab. Over here i added the DNS Servers manually. The three IP's i got were from a windows box i have and i did an ipconfig /all to find the DNS Servers.
After i did this i was able to see 'resolv.conf' in my /etc file. i have then tried to run apt-get update, but i still get errors.
I have tried to configure the resolv.conf file myself using pico:
# search .
# domain xxxx (since i'm not on a domain)
nameserver 24.xxx.yyy.15 (the three DNS servers listed from my ipconfig /all)
# nameserver 192.xxx.yyy.y.z (IP address)
In the /etc/apt/sources.list, i have:
stable main contrib non-free
(amongst two others. But when i researched, it seemed the top one was the important one to run apt-get update.)
FYI: the error usually is this, when i try to run 'apt-get install resolveconf':
" Package resolvconf is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package resolvconf has no installation candidate. "
Any help would be greatly appreciated.