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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:53 AM
If it returns unknown host you have no connection. If it gives the time packets take you do this is the first step. For naything else on you RH9 someone with some RH experience can probably help.
The resaon that you get command not found is that root access with su stips environment variable (for security I think), which requires that you use absolute pathnames such as /usr/bin/adsl, instead of just typing adsl. Bash is the program that's actualy behind the terminal window. The terminals of all the distros/desktop environments have terminals to implement various shell consoles, bash is most common. If you booted into a text mode instead of the standard graphical interface you would be using bash.
To get you boot loader to say windows XP you will ahve to you bootloader config. It not very hard. From a terminal window with root access do this
then do one of the following depending on whether you are using kde gnome
If you are using lilo it would be lilo.conf instead of grub.
I hope that helps.
Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:29 PM
Seemed there was both a problem with my router plus user rights with my log-in. Sorted :-)
Danleff - no errors. I did that 'cos that's what I read I had to do. Mind you, I keep on reading conflicting things so I don't know what to believe. ifconfig is what I have seen and not the Windows ipconfig (under Linux). Does ipconfig work same as ifconfig?
taeuler - no joy mate. I don't seem to have kwrite [did a search on my hd0] but do have gedit. Anyway, useless as when I type the command I still get the 'command is not found' message.
Another odd this is that in my home directory I have two folders; one of which I can cd to and the other which I cannot. Now I have tried every way of putting slashes and upper/lower case all to no avail. What's the story with that?
So, back to the DOS thing too. I already knew to change the grub.conf and can open it with a text editor but cannot edit a thing in there. It seems to be protected but I cannot see how.
Help appreciated please
Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:44 PM
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf [enter]
which will open grub.conf in Gedit as root. Then you should be able to edit the file.
On the ifconfig/ipconfig thing, taeuler is correct in that you must provide the entire path in Red Hat/Fedora.
As root go:
And that will bring it up.
If you don't have gedit installed, just do the same command as above, only type kedit instead of gedit. then /boot/grub/grub.conf
Posted 28 August 2004 - 01:11 AM
I have changed the grub.conf using vi.
I have 1001 other things I don't understand but as a newbie I can accept this at this stage. I have to thank those in this post for helping me through getting started.
No doubt I'll be back.