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Old 11-16-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
legalizeit
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set desktop to run as server to host website


**Quotation are for lack of a better word.****

Summary: Newbie, with GUI FEDORA CORE 2 installed, trying to run as a server to host a website. Just recently tried to install update to fedora 5, however grub has corrupted BIOS and I'm unable to boot from cd. Now, I'm at the point....where i just need to know where to go from here.

In "detail":
-The steps I've taken to solve booting form cd:
******Fedora Core 5 iso****
1. changed boot sequence
2. changed the cd drive
3 stopped using the usb keyboard/mouse->I read about how the motherboard or processor or whatever, can't keep up with the keyboards and mice that use the usb port.<- Which took me to the point were the start up screen displays a " I'm trying to boot from the cd now message." Soon after a " Failure to boot" appears and I'm take to the grub screen.

-Hosting site:
1. installed the server version fedora 2
2. tried to access network, FAILURE
3. I'm not sure if my NIC is bad, but there is a light that comes on when connect the cat5.
4. ifconfig show some network stuff that of course I don't understand.

I just need to know some advice. Or a place to find the information. Something
 
Old 11-16-2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by legalizeit
Summary: Newbie, with GUI FEDORA CORE 2 installed, trying to run as a server to host a website. Just recently tried to install update to fedora 5, however grub has corrupted BIOS and I'm unable to boot from cd. Now, I'm at the point....where i just need to know where to go from here.
In "detail":
-The steps I've taken to solve booting form cd:
******Fedora Core 5 iso****
1. changed boot sequence
2. changed the cd drive
3 stopped using the usb keyboard/mouse->I read about how the motherboard or processor or whatever, can't keep up with the keyboards and mice that use the usb port.<- Which took me to the point were the start up screen displays a " I'm trying to boot from the cd now message." Soon after a " Failure to boot" appears and I'm take to the grub screen.
Grub does not corrupt a BIOS (or at least the chances are something like 1 to a million or so). I think your cd/dvd with fc5 is bad. Have you tried to boot from other CDs?

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Originally Posted by legalizeit
-Hosting site:
1. installed the server version fedora 2
2. tried to access network, FAILURE
3. I'm not sure if my NIC is bad, but there is a light that comes on when connect the cat5.
4. ifconfig show some network stuff that of course I don't understand.

I just need to know some advice. Or a place to find the information. Something
The result of ifconfig should be something like
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:E9:3C:D0:4C
          inet addr:172.31.212.190  Bcast:172.31.213.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:545263 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1437 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:45919036 (43.7 Mb)  TX bytes:606001 (591.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

eth0:1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:E9:3C:D0:4C
          inet addr:172.31.212.191  Bcast:172.31.213.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

eth0:2    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:E9:3C:D0:4C
          inet addr:172.31.212.192  Bcast:172.31.213.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

eth0:3    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:E9:3C:D0:4C
          inet addr:172.31.212.193  Bcast:172.31.213.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:79 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:79 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:24492 (23.9 Kb)  TX bytes:24492 (23.9 Kb)
For a network, you need eth0 (if you have one network card). The red line should be there and tell you what your IP address is.
If eth0 is not there, the network card is not detected or not enabled. Run as root lspci and check if you see a reference to the network card. You can also run dmesg and check for references tro the network card.
If the red line is not there but eth0 is, you have to (re)configure your network.

If you don't come right, please post the outputs of ifconfig, dmesg and lspci.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 11-16-2006 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm in class right now I'm going to check that out when I get home.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:27 AM   #4
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I have to reset my network. The eth0 is there, however... the red line isn't there.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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When I run dmesg the output is:

h0:PCI error 0x800000
eth0:PCI error 0x800000
PCI:Found IRQ 12 for device 0000:00:0b.0

And of course the line in red is repeated a number of times and then the PCI:Found IRQ 12 for device 0000:00:0b.0



I'm sorry for the very brief replies. I am using a kvm switch now, so I can't copy and paste.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:15 PM   #6
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Don't know where the error comes from. Can you try another NIC?
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:20 PM   #7
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***USING GUI*****

I'll check that out....I was thinking I might as well pick one up just in case, but I started reading about how to reconfigure your network and I came a cross the

#system-config-network

So I ran the command, and a network configuration window appears with tabs:

1.Device
In this tabe the device eth0 has an inactive status. I clicked activivate and there is a "Determining IP information for eth0...." message that eventually changes to "Determing IP information for eth0...failed" And an alert at the top "Cannot activate network device eth0!"

2.Hardware
Gives:
description- DP83815 (McPhyter) Ethernet controller
type- ethernet
device- eth0
status- ok

3.Host
Localhost
4.DNS
Blanks

Does any of this certify that i need to invest in another NIC?
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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Not familiar with FC. From the description I think it's trying to get an IP address from a dhcp server. If it's not connected to a dhcp server (i.e. from your ISP), it will not get it.
 
  


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