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Old 11-07-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
wkm001
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Fedora is horrible


I took a fully functioning pretty much base install of Red Hat 9 and installed Fedora Core 1. I performed a new install, not an upgrade. I have two very popular 3Com 3c905 network cards and Fedora refused to use them. Keep in mind this was a fully functioning machine just an hour before.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
perrond
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I have THE SAME EXACT PROBELM. I'm reinstalling without the firewall setup to see if DHCP works.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 12:33 AM   #3
opafire
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I installed this thing and got everything to work the way I want it too no problem. Sorry, to hear you're having such a bad time with it.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
DavidPhillips
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You do not need to reinstall anything.


This is very simple, I would not even consider this to be a problem, more like a lack of configuration of your nic.

run this as root

ifconfig -a

see what you get, if there is no eth0 showing up do this

modprobe 3c59x

and check it again

add this to /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 3c59x

configure eth0 to start at boot, run this as root

redhat-config-network

everything can be done from the gui if you want to.


now for the firewall you should not need to worry about that if you chose to enable a firewall at install. dhcp will work.

However to disable a firewall to check use this

service iptables stop

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