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Old 09-27-2001, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question Howto get Linux on a Win NT4 LAN?


I recently put RH Linux 7.1 on my Win 2000 machine at work (dual boot). I am trying to connect to the LAN (NT4 servers) in order to get on the internet and utilize network printers and shares. I am having no luck whatsoever getting on the network. I set the IP and DNS settings durring linux setup to the same addresses I use when booted into Win2000. Whenever I try to ping or go to a site through netscape I get the error message "Network is unreachable". What do I do????

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Old 09-27-2001, 03:32 PM   #2
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Network Unreachable errors are normally due to having no gateway set. Did you set a gateway when you put the rest of your details in for your network??

Also, are you sure it finds your network card?

just a few thoughts

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Old 09-27-2001, 03:39 PM   #3
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Yes, I entered a gateway durring setup (the same IP that windows uses as its "default gateway"). And I'm pretty sure it sees the NIC card. (eth1) I am extremely new to Linux, where can I go to check these settings?


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Old 09-27-2001, 04:34 PM   #4
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start from 'ifconfig' which will list all the network devices currently running. also 'route' will show your gateways etc..
 
Old 09-28-2001, 12:45 PM   #5
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When I try to run ifconfig and route from the sbin in a terminal, it just tells me that the command was not found. How do I execute these files???

Also - I have heard allot of talk about Samba on this site. Should I be investigating Samba to log onto my NT network? Where do I get Samaba if I need it?

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Old 10-01-2001, 04:47 AM   #6
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u need to login as root for ifconfig command to work and also use linuxconf rpm for the text mode menu interface for other things
 
Old 10-01-2001, 05:05 AM   #7
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You shuoldn't need to log in as root, i've rh71, and i don't

try 'whereis ifconfig' to find out where the program is, but if it's not in /sbin/ then that's VERY strange. it is always installed.

as for samba, it's on the rh71 cd's. and it's MUCH easier than it looks!

Also, i'd avoid using Linuxconf at all costs, it's a very messy program that can kill installations stone dead.
 
Old 10-02-2001, 12:22 PM   #8
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Ok, I used whereis ifconfig and found it in the sbin. How do I get this program up and running though? I've tried exec /sbin/ifconfig and #!/sbin/ifconfig, and nothing seems to make it execute. What am I doing wrong?

 
  


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