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Old 10-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
Gdesplin
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opensuse 11 + iMac + not working


The hard drive on my 2 or 3 year old iMac died, so I've been playing around with some linux live cd's in order to make my computer functional with out using a new hard drive (I decided that it is time for a new iMac, so I am waiting for the new ones to come out). I like opensuse best and at my dads computer lab, I got it working and the internet worked without me having to do anything. How ever when I brought the live cd home and put in my iMac, I was able to boot from it and everything worked fine, except the internet. I plugged in a ethernet cable (like at the lab) and it still didn't work. I then clicked on the internet connector thing, after some playing around, I actually got it to say that the ethernet is activated, but its a no go when I open up firefox. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 10-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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The hard drive on my 2 or 3 year old iMac died, so I've been playing around with some linux live cd's in order to make my computer functional with out using a new hard drive (I decided that it is time for a new iMac, so I am waiting for the new ones to come out). I like opensuse best and at my dads computer lab, I got it working and the internet worked without me having to do anything. How ever when I brought the live cd home and put in my iMac, I was able to boot from it and everything worked fine, except the internet. I plugged in a ethernet cable (like at the lab) and it still didn't work. I then clicked on the internet connector thing, after some playing around, I actually got it to say that the ethernet is activated, but its a no go when I open up firefox. What am I doing wrong?
make sure its configured with DHCP / static ip depending on what you have
BTW without a harddrive it will sure be hard to do anything but browse the web and even that will be hindered
 
  


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