What type of internet connection do you have ? (DSL, Cable modem, etc)
Make sure your network is active at boot-up.
Open a console and login as root (by typing su -
Type the following command and make sure that 3 and 5 are on.
chkconfig --list network
If you want to set up an automounting feature, you will need to edit the /etc/fstab
By default, Mandrake 9.1 uses supermount
to mount and un-mount devices (CD-ROM, floppy, etc).
In your /etc/fstab
, you should have a line that looks like this:
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/cdrom,fs=iso9660,ro,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
Take a look at this link for more information.