I have installed the redhat linux 5.4 i386 and i reinstalled it twice.
I have installed it in office on my office desktop pc using vmware workstatin 6.5 and it is being set to use bridged network[directly connected to the network].
I am trying to configure yum with rpmforge-release or livna release but no go.
I tried it prior to registering with RHN and after registering with RHN.
I have taken a snapshot of the initial setup and everytime it fails i go back tot he initial set up and try again but no go.
I am trying to check the connection by trying to install vlc but no go.
I am able to go online.
I am using a proxy but the same set up works fine earlier with rhel 5.3 i386 i don't know what is wrong with 5.4.
[root@localhost Desktop]# yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again
without the proxy i cannot go online using vmware.
I tried many other proxies.
I tried putting proxy in the system>preferences>network proxy[with and without the authentication but no go.
It is the 3rd day i am trying to resolve it.
somebody please help.