I guess I just wasn't clear with what I said. I have an older pc with windows 98. I have 2 hard drives. 98 was installed on my C/D drives and I had another 60 GB hardrive which I installed and had partitioned into 2 30GB drives using partition magic. I loaded down Red Hat Fedora from (SAM'S) learn Linux in 24 hours on to my 2nd hardrive. I am up with it and have the dual boot system, but cannot do anything like surf the net. All Fedora tells me is that the address I entered is wrong and please make sure that you typed in the right URL.
Since I am not really up on Linux, one of the things I would like to do is get a new desktop (which I think is about time) and if I'm getting it I would like it to be a dual system. (my wife uses windows and I'm not so sure how happy she will be with Linux). For me I just want to get away from the constant BS of Microsoft. I guess I haven't spent enough time going thru the books and fooling around with the system I have. I'm not entirely new to computers, since I was an ex-IBM mainframer for over 20 years. Thank you for any help you can give me. Bill.
OK I am using Mosilla Firefox as my browser.
My Internet connection is Cable thru my local cable company.
I have not tried email yet since I figured if I couldn't surf the net I wouldn't be able to send or receive emails.
whenever I type something into the browser, such as www.yahoo.com
all it tells me is that it can't fine the address and to please make sure I've typed in the correct address.
I tried entering "ping www.google.com" with and without the quotes in my browser and received the message "the url is not valid and cannot be loaded". I also tried entering "ping 220.127.116.11" and received the same message. I thought when I downloaded Red Hat Fedora it would automatically configure the DNS information since I was hooked up to a Cable connection. I would manualy do it, but I don't seem to know where to start. It tells me to click the DNS tab in the newwork configuration dialog? Do I have to be logged into the Root? How do I know my hostname and my primary DNS address, and the primary domain name of my network?
As far as ifconfig, I really don't know what that is, even in the Linux pocket guide it says that this is beyond the scope of this book, and probably me too.