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My daughter bought me the 4 Mandriva LE 2007 install cd's for Christmas from Cheapbytes and I had a lot of problems with the install and all the parts/modules working. I am currently running LE2006 on a standard box, 1400 mhz Athlon, 256 megs ram, 40 gigs hard drive. I connect to the internet through a dialup connection (external modem) and I share the internet connection with two WINXP boxes. We really need the shared Internet connection as our small family of three are avid Internet users. Well I tried to install LE 2007, got the distro loaded, setup the modem connection to the Internet and that worked fine. I then tried to do the internet sharing thing, linking my modem to the ethernet card which is connected to a hub along with the other two computers. LE2007 kept coming back saying that there was no ethernet card installed. I went to the hardware section in MCC and re-installed the card, went back to my internet sharing setup and now the install tells me that i need the package bind ? but I can't install it ? What a piece of crap. I went to another company online (OSDisc.com), bought the same cd's and had the same problem. I had to re-install LE2006 as we need our internet connections.
I am so ticked off that I am looking for another distro. If any of you have any ideas, please let me know
You need bind to run a DHCP server (I suspect), though you could have set up a static network instead... then it is just a matter of IP forwarding with iptables.
However, the more complete distros will come with everything you need out of the box. So you are looking for things like fedora core 6 and openSUSE 10.2. Look for cover disks on magazines or use an internet cafe to download the isos.