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Old 07-17-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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Live CD internet connection: where to look?


Hi,

I have a fixed PC running windows xp connection via adsl modem to the internet. I have a linux laptop connected via nw card and cable to the fixed pc.

I have a bunch of live CDs, mainly knoppix derivatives, and I run them on the laptop. Now, some seem to find the internet connection and some don't (I have a feeling my adsl has a dhcp server)

Where can I look to verify the "connected" live CDs configuration, so I can then apply it to the "unconnected" live CDs?

I mean I type ifconfig eth0, and that just gives me status. I've tried to ifup eth0 on the unconnected ones, but no go.

Any pointers on this issue for someone weak on the whole networking thing?
 
Old 07-17-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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Let me see if I understand.

You have two network cards in your Windows PC. One is connected to your ADSL modem and the other is connected to the laptop. Roughly looking like this is order:

Internet<-ADSL_modem--Windows--laptop

Some of the live cds can find and surf the web with no problems but some of the others can't.

I would say you are on the right track looking at the working ones.

do an ifconfig and see what ip the device has and a netstat -r should show your routing tables.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 11:00 AM   #3
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Hi Frob23

Thanks for taking the trouble to answer and interpret my question. You're right in the understanding of my situation.

Of course I have used ifconfig on both connected and unconnected live cds, but really all they give me is status information. I want to find out where to find the config of the connected ones.

I haven't tried netstat, but I'm unsure if it will show me the startup config that gets the conencted ones working. I'm fairly sue this has all to do with DHCP, but really I just don't know where to look in the wealth of config files in my linux FS.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 12:44 PM   #4
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How you investigated the /etc/rc* files? Like rc.conf? those have a bunch of scripts and configuration information.

Off the top of my head... I can't remember which one it is.
 
  


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