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Old 04-28-2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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Question totally confused, please help

I just installed RH 7.3 on a old p1 133. It took 2 hours to install. *gasp!* I'm using a Belkin PCI Card. (installed as REaltek)

Anyway, Everything went smoothly. I can log in and what not. I've got 3 others windows based pc's running on a linksys 4 port router. using DHCP

The linux machine picked up the ip address. I can ping other pc's on my network. I can ping the router address itself too.

But when i use netscape to get into the router i get a error msg. "TCP Error: Network unreachable"

When I ping a outside address i get unknown host.

I checked the /etc/resolv.conf and the dns servers are fine.

when I type /sbin/ifconfig it shows the ethernet card seems to show the right info.

I tried to add a default gateway but i get another error.(SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable)

What am I doing wrong?

I checked to see if the nic i have supports linux and I've read a review where it did. But I went to their support site and they didn't offer a option linux driver

Can someone please help me... I'm getting that burning urge to toss the machine out the window.

2 day old linux uber
Old 04-28-2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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I think what you need to do is add all the computers in your network to your /etc/hosts file. the syntax is:
<ip address> hostname ie: badcomputer

Just a guess though....
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oops, nm

Last edited by huh; 04-29-2003 at 01:35 AM.
Old 04-30-2003, 10:56 PM   #4
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Omg, there is a god. I got it to work finally. YAY! There is a god out there.

Instead of rh i just installed mandrake 8.2 instead. Works great. And i love linux. What a headache but it's well worth it.

My whole problem was with the hostname and domain name bs... lots of reading from you gurus got me through it.

I just want to say a big THANKS!


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