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Old 11-11-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Unhappy problem using ifup and ifconfig "command not found"

I am running mandrake 10.1 and am very much inexperienced when it comes to linux. I had some problems getting my network to work originaly and had been using ifconfig and ifup eth0, I have since reinstalled mandrake 10.1 and now my network is working fine (it was a problem with my ISP not the machine) but when I try and run ifconfig or ifup it says command not found... did I not install the package? or whats going on?

Old 11-11-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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These commands are usually in /sbin, which is not part of a normal user's path. Try typing "/sbin/ifconfig". Also, you should be root to use ifup, but make sure you start with root's environment (which will put /sbin in the $PATH), by typing "su -" not just "su".
Old 11-11-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply

yup had to be root , thanks for the help


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