AM trying to install a linux machine on my home network.
The home network is on ADSL like this:
ADSL---WinXP pro---ICS---Netgear router---2 PCS--one winxp, another---this LINUX machine (dual boot to winXP)
on the dual boot to winxp--I am OK---network is seem well, ICS is fine----so I know that the network has been setup well.
Am tyring to install----linux (mandrake redhat 8.2) as a dual boot.
Problem: I need to assign a hostname---I know of no hostname that I have in the network.
I can assign a gateway fine---as I know th IP address of the gateway----can also fix the IP for this LINUX machine.
Cant resolve the hostname issue---HELP.
Also---when I get to the login part--then I get the prompt: localhost login:
Here what ever I do---I cannot get past it--have formatted it three times
Have tried to do without passwords or without a user--but no luck.
Big time help----my winXP is so stable---and easy setup--that I am getting frustrated.