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Old 09-12-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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getting grub to do noapic for me + dsl connection


hiya? how'z it going...?

well- got ubuntu up & installed with grub bootloader going- have some experience with slackware- but now that i'm in ubuntu land- everything's like weird man! LOL- anywho- 2 probs.....

1) grub needs to load the kernel with noapic- i'm used to LILO. so.. um.. how do i get grub to load it with noapic? otherwise i get kernel panic.

2) DSL (i've never been good at this stuff- LOL) anyways- it's a ethernet speedstream- the motherboard has the plug built in for it- it's a ecs nforce4m-a mobo & windows proclaims it's manufacturer to be nvidia. oh- and it's DHCP. any help would be greatly welcomed.

thanks & dig that funky opening music when startx kicks in. lol.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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1. Just add noapic to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Make sure to do so again after kernel updates or edit GRUB in such a way that it takes care of that for you.

2. No internet right now? Does the lan controller get detected? If not, you may need to install a driver first. Have a look at System > Admin > Network.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
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hey- thanks for the reply- got alot of stuff going here at once- lol... built a new pc- am trying to get 3 os to run on it (windows/slackware10/ubuntu..) man- lots of kettles on the fire!anyways- long story short- had the jumper set wrong on the old slackware CD... soo- wasn't reading- got the jumper right & to make a loong story short- got ubuntu to import settings from windows and slackware- it must of got the stuff from slack -because the internet is working

will try the grub thing when i get a chance- thanks again
 
Old 09-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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lol- at it again.... SIGH

here's the deal- i got everything else pretty much straighten out now- but now ubuntu won't connect- LOL... it got all the stuff from slack and slack connects (on slackware right now..) can't figure it out.. is it noapic maybe that's doing it? in slack all i have to do is go to etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf & put in a 'yes'...

USE_DHCP[0]="yes"

-and it's all good- i'm on right now- ubuntu doesn't have said file..... it does have resolv.conf and here he is-

# generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!

search frontiernet.net


nameserver 66.133.150.12
nameserver 67.50.135.146

frontier is right- not sure about the numbers- but i'm guessing there good too- i'm probably missing something obvious- where do i put in the 'yes' on ubuntu? LMAO...

thanks again
 
Old 09-15-2007, 11:09 PM   #5
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You can't go wrong if you use the same ip addresses you are using for Slackware. As for setting up DHCP:

http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu-ne...ced-users.html
 
Old 09-16-2007, 04:51 AM   #6
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still at it- LOL... thanks for the how-to and your patience (and help!) sigh.. here's ifconfig from slackware....

Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:21:37:B9:5E
inet addr:74.33.179.94 Bcast:74.33.191.255 Mask:255.255.240.0
inet6 addr: fe80::219:21ff:fe37:b95e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:620 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:380045 (371.1 KiB) TX bytes:776028 (757.8 KiB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1340 (1.3 KiB) TX bytes:1340 (1.3 KiB)

there's a loopback thingie going called 'lo'...

here's ubuntu (me playing with it has probably screwed it up even more...lol)

ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:21:37:B9:5E
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:77 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:133 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:17900 (17.4 KiB) TX bytes:43650 (42.6 KiB)
Interrupt:10

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3280 (3.2 KiB) TX bytes:3280 (3.2 KiB)

it's different & i don't know how to fix it... lmao. but hey! i got compiz running in slack now- hehehe...
 
Old 09-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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okay- i think i'm getting closer.. lol- the only line that's currently different in my ifconfig file is....

inet addr:74.33.179.94 Bcast:74.33.191.255 Mask:255.255.240.0

-slack has this line- ubuntu doesn't- i'm assuming at this point -this might be the problem- thing i can't figure out is.. where do i enter this information into ubuntu? i can't figure that out- any help would be greatly welcomed- like i said- this internet stuff always gets me- lol.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 08:35 PM   #8
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You wouldn't enter that kind of information considering you are using DHCP. The IP address in particular shouldn't be recorded because it is dynamic, i.e. it will be different each time you reboot. It's still a matter of getting DHCP to work in the first place. If you go to System > Network, do you see DHCP or are you using a fixed address? You may also need to use the /etc/init.d/networking restart command.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 10:48 PM   #9
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ok.. system/network...

connection
= dhcp

general host name
=monster

dns

66.133.150.11
67.50.133.146

frontiernet.net


hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 monster
::1 ip6-localhost lookback
fe000 ip6 localnet
ff000 ip6 mcast
ff021 ip6 allnodes
ff022 ip6 allrouters
ff023 ip6 allhost


exspastic@monster:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
Password:
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:19:21:37:b9:5e
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:19:21:37:b9:5e
Sending on Socket/fallback
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth1.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up eth1.
eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth2.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up eth2.
ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.ath0.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up ath0.
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up wlan0.
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid with pid 134993416
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:19:21:37:b9:5e
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:19:21:37:b9:5e
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPOFFER from 74.33.176.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPOFFER from 74.33.176.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPOFFER from 74.33.176.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPOFFER from 74.33.176.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPOFFER from 74.33.176.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67

any ideas?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 12:32 AM   #10
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Are you sure that your system is set to configure dhcp automatically?

Network > Connections > Wired > Properties.

By the way, why have you got that many interfaces (eth0, eth1, eth2, ...)? Have you really got that many NICs?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 01:14 AM   #11
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some more info....


exspastic@monster:~$ route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
exspastic@monster:~$ cat /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 monster

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
exspastic@monster:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
search frontiernet.net
nameserver 66.133.150.12
nameserver 67.50.135.146

as far as the eth0 thing- i only have one connection- one of the stock files that came with ubuntu (i can't remember the name of it off hand..) already had eth0, eth1 etc.. already in it by default- suppose it can't hurt anything to stick them in there- at least- i didn't add them....
 
Old 09-17-2007, 01:16 AM   #12
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also- light on ethernet modem is blinking- like it's getting info- just no connect- permissions problem maybe? tried messing w/ permissions- think i'm good....
 
Old 09-17-2007, 01:46 AM   #13
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Network > Connections > Wired > Properties
=automatic connection (dhcp)

none of the other blanks are filled... the light blinks- it's a pretty light...lol- and if i didn't mention it before -we're dealing with a speedstream 5200 ethernet adsl modem.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:38 AM   #14
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Did you use the livecd to install ? Have you checked whether that one works or not? If it does then I can't think of any reason - other than some misconfigured file - why it should stop functioning after being installed.

By the way, I really don't know why you have that many interfaces. I have one NIC and this is all that Ubuntu put in /etc/network/interfaces (and it's working fine):


Quote:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
 
Old 09-17-2007, 04:24 AM   #15
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well- i did a reinstall off of a fresh live disk, burned from the .iso file i downloaded- still no internet- it imported all the stuff from slack- but no go. the iso has to be good -it worked before- my only guess (& hopefully not to confuse you..) but there's no windows on this computer & that was different when i first installed ubuntu- to make a reeally long story short- windows seems to want to be on the old ide drive (drive C according to bios..) but it throws a hissy fit and doesn't like when the 2 sata drives are plugged in- and causes the boot loader to crap out. sooooo- currently this is a windows free computer- and i'm planning on flashing the bios when i get a chance (...and get a new bios of course..lol) and the future )if any) of windows getting a spot on this computer is very slim- (i'd hardly use it & etc..) so- my guess only guess is= it got whatever it needed to go from windows?

-there's gotta be away around this... lol
 
  


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