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It it possible share files/ internet with 2 computers running Mandrake 9.2 with a crossover cable and 2 LAN cards?
Under windows xp they were connected automatically, but in linux i cant get them to see each other after running the network wizard.
Also, can i network a computer with windows xp and one with linux?
the othe computer just shows:
lo 127.0.0.1 255.0.0.0 Loopback UP
What is that supposed to mean??
The second computer's ethernet card is not showing up. Is it configured? Is the cable plugged in (I know that's lowbrow, but its usually something silly that stops you the most)?
Right now I have the same setup as you asked about (2nd one). My gateway is Windows XP and the client is Mandrake 9.1 with a crossover cable between (it'll work fine with a hub too, if you plug the crossover into the 'daisychain' so don't throw the cable if you get a hub later). I have it this way, as I am currently on dialup and the internet call manager software isn't available for Linux. It works fine out of the box. Mandrake did it for me. I'm still working on the filesharing (so far using LinNeighborhood to mount the Win32 puter and then browsing it with Konqueror works fairly well, although I'm too lazy to set broader permissions yet).
I bet if you can get that ethernet card recognized, the network'll configure itself.
Two of the better and more easy to read sources on networking. Its been a while since I had to change my network values. With Mandrake, it usually "just works". I know that looking at man ifconfig and other wonderfully assumptive texts, I was quite lost as well. If others don't lead you to the right place, I will figure it out with you again, as I am possibly gonna need the info in about a week anyways myself. Try man route as well. There are so many neat ways to network and so few good explanations (that are easy to find) of what commands really mean. Perhaps we'll be instrumental in changing that. :-D