connect to network

connect to network

Post by Xiaoyi W » Sun, 04 Jan 2004 16:28:27

I installed Fedora core 1 on my 1 year old Dell Dimension 8250's 2nd HD. I
set it up to have static IP address of on my home network. But
I can not connect it to my network. From the network window, I have the
default gateway of I remember on the Solaris box, I need to
create a file /etc/defaultrouter and put in it. What is the
equivalent of this on Fedora core 1.

Second question, I created a 32G logical drive and format it as vfat file
system to share files between linux and Windows. But when I logon, even as
root, I don't have permission to write to this disk. How do I format this
disk again to gain write access to it. By the way, I can read and write to
this disk in Windows.



connect to network

Post by Edward S. » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 11:10:38

The problem is probably not with your setup (I'm just guessing). If
the network card came with your computer, it may be manufactured
by dell specially and might not have support. Assuming you have
ten dollars to spare, go to your nearest used computer parts shop
and get a Linksys network card (they are gauranteed to work in Linux).

There's a file at /etc/fstab where you define mount points and
their read/writabilty. Try "man fstab"


Edward S. Rice
Approximately 80% Microsoft Free

"Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in
due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do
not give up." Gal 6:9


connect to network

Post by Jacob Heid » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 15:49:20

route add default gw eth0

add 'umase=0000' to the mount options/fstab line.