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Old 07-21-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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JUNO Isp access using Mandrake 9.1

Hi all,

Just installed Mandrake 9.1 on dual boot system. Am running W2k, W2K+3, and Mandrake. Works pretty good.

Now I'm configuring Mandrake so I've got a couple of really dumb questions, more are on the way.

1. Where can I find the best documentation to download. I'm looking for HOW TOs for morons. Step by step, no fail, do this and it's guarenteed. Downloadable is prefered but I'll take anything!

2. Does anyone know if it is possible to connect Linux (specifically Mandrake 9.1) to Juno ISP? If so, some help would be appreciated.

3. Does anyone know where I can find real world case scenerios to practice configuring the box for network server type operations.
I want to configure Mandrake to talk to NT, W2k, W2k+3. Yeah, I know, connectivity is no big deal, I'm searching for documentatio so I can do it with asleep and without thought.

4. Best approach to getting to light speed on Mandrake?

5. Did I mention I'm cheap? Free stuff, if good, is better than mediocre stuff that has a price.

Soooo, and help fron Linux Experts/Jocks is very much appreciated.

Thanx in advance.

Old 07-26-2003, 05:11 AM   #2
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**MasterC looks around, doesn't see any experts or Jocks so he takes a stab..

Free documentation can be found in the following locations:

And now to answer your questions in reverse:
5. I think you meant:
Free stuff, even mediocre, is better than good stuff at a price (at least that's how I read your whole thread to mean ). Either way, the links above are all free, just gotta do some leg work to get the info, and as for downloading, if you've got linux installed, mirror the site with:
wget -m
And sit back and let it download. Once it's done, you can browse the entire site offline at your house The other option (at least for the TLDP bit) is to install the docs section of your distro. This will install most of the TLDP stuff onto your HD for local browsing. You can also gander around in:
/usr/local/doc for more info on basic things.

4. Light speed in Mandrake is achieved by either using SRPMS to rebuild all your packages to maximize the use of your hardware; OR getting/install the actual source tarballs for the same thing. You can also gain some speed by simply turning off services you don't use, or don't always use OR don't even want.

3. Real World Scenarios can be found by searching this forum as well as a few others including From there it's practice until it becomes second nature (aka do it in your sleep )

2. How do you normally connect? Does your ISP have you dial in, do you use PPP or DHCP? Do you have a static IP?

1. See initial response and #5

Old 07-26-2003, 12:17 PM   #3
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Juno uses a proprietary program to dial, so you cant use it directly in Linux.

Here's what I did for a while when I had it:

Find an old windows computer (300Mhz) w/ at least Windows98 SE (much be SE) and set up ICS (internet connection sharing) in it. This will broadcast the connection using DHCP to your linux box. Then have your linux box connect using DHCP (should be automatic anyway) and you're set.


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