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Old 11-29-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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Angry Linux Router Project on a laptop

Hi everyone,

I've recently been hacked! So after doing some looking around the net, I found out about the LRP. I've downloaded three spereate installs and tried running them on my old 486 IBM Thinkpad 370C.

All of them crap out and say "Fat bread failed' while loading.

What can I do about this? I'm completely new to Linux and desperately need to set this up because I don't want to get hacked again.

Thanks for any help...I really appreciate it!

Old 12-02-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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bro i dont think anybody wants to go to the trouble posting the entire process.

Google can be quite useful in the right hands.
Old 12-02-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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You might consider Smoothwall.

I'm using Smoothwall Express Beta 7 Pendolino on an old 486 box with 48MB of memory and a 240MB harddrive. The dang box is almost as big as a suitcase! It's on the shelf under the monitor:

It's my firewall/gateway/router.
Old 12-04-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
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If you don't mind setting up a router with a desktop computer there is better solutioon, called Coyote Linux. It is free. All you need are mother board, cpu, memory, floppy drive, power supply and 2 network cards. But I wonder if it supports PCMCIA.

If you really worry about being carcked again, firewall will do the better job for you.
Old 12-04-2003, 11:40 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, Coyote Linux does not support PCMCIA yet.

Another simple and free Linux-based solution is ClarkConnect Broadband Gateway/Server. I haven't tried it, but it looks good:

Something else you should check out:


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