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Old 01-25-2002, 06:04 PM   #1
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Angry Smoothwall problems??

hi all

I wonder if someone could help, i know a little about the in's and out's of Linux, so i decide to install Red Hat 7.2 on one of my numerous spare computers (i know) and make into a server now i have a USB speedtouch and had problems installing it on Red Hat 7.2 as numerous have before me, then I found out that SmoothWall was easier to install the USB speedtouch, so I installed SmoothWall 0.9.9 and eventually (i had left my brain somewhere else when i was installing this) got the USB speedtouch to work and got it to connect to BT openworld, wahey i said to myself and left it there all alone collecting dust, i would normally would leave it alone since i got it working, but i was getting really frustrated as all the normal commands and interfaces had disappeared. Where is Red Hat , man (command) , the floopy, the cdrom i cant do anything in SmoothWall or can i. Do I need a new brain, because i cant fathom it out, is it possible to run Red Hat and SmoothWall at the same time? How can IP masquerade using smoothwall?

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Old 02-05-2002, 04:46 PM   #2
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AFIK Smoothwall is a specialise ddistor that just acts as a firewall. I have a couple of CDs with it on, and they all say that it will remove all software on the disk it is being installed to
Old 02-05-2002, 06:32 PM   #3
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Chrislip's assumption is spot on. Smoothwall wipes the HDD on install (to be fair it does warn you!) Goodness knows what would happen if you try and install RH now Smoothy's on it.

Smoothwall strongly advise you run nothing but its native functions as it *is* a firewall (as well as DHCP server and VPN interface). Different to making it dual boot of course...

Sorry to be bearer of bad news. :-(




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