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Old 03-05-2005, 02:52 PM   #31
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how do i use apt-get to get drivers? or should i just dl those seperately?

what are the best linux forceware drivers for a 6800nu?
Old 03-05-2005, 05:07 PM   #32
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I just installed Hoary Array 6 last night and it went great for the most part.
I installed the O/S on a 120GB drive that also has Windows XP Professional.
Installed Hoary to a different partition (60GB). During installation, however, GRUB wouldn't install. So, I installed LILO to the MBR.

Upon reboot, though, I am not given a dual-boot option. I.E. I can't get into Windows on my C: partition. That's my first problem.

Problem #2. I was online in the Ubuntu O/S last night. Was able to browse, get email etc with no problem. I downloaded and installed shorewall via the Synaptic Manager. Still had no problems. Shut down the computer last night, turned it on this morning and now I'm not getting an IP address and am unable to connect. Uninstalled shorewall, rebooted-same problem. questions are:
1)How can I enable the dual-boot option?
2)How can I re-enable DHCP? I checked the Network Settings and my eth1 Linksys card is configured for DHCP. Apparently, though, it's not going through the DORA process to actually acquire an IP address from my ISP (for whom I happen to work and have confirmed that I don't currently have an IP address assigned)

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. From what I saw last night, I am going to be very happy with this great O/S- if I can get these two problems fixed....
Old 03-07-2005, 08:09 AM   #33
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You have to add windows to Lilo's boot file (lilo.conf in /boot/lilo ... i think... )

I think the only options you need is which partition windows is on (/dev/hda1), and chainloader +1...
I read on gentoo's site that all you need is:
you might need to add
append=chainloader +1
<br> but that might just be for GRUB, gentoo's docs are normally very good.

or if you want to use Window's bootloader

Have you tried to run
dhcpcd eth1
You might also have to edit the shorewall config (it might be blocking your card from doing anything.

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