a more simple question?
John G. Heim
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Tue Mar 5 16:01:19 UTC 2013
If I remember correctly, you said someone installed linux on a hard
drive and shipped it to you. Saturday, you are going to install a
network card in the machine, right? I think we can predict what is going
to happen if you tell us what you get when you type a couple of commands
at a command prompt. First, type this:
grep -c eth0 /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
The result should be just a single number, probably either zero or one.
Next, do this:
grep -c eth0 /etc/network/interfaces
That command will display a number probably either zero or two. If that
shows a zero, then a network card is not configured on your system. We
may be able to walk you through that. But lets hope this command
displays at least a two.
Either way, we may ask you to follow up with some more commands that
will give us more detail.
On 3/4/2013 8:56 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> You illustrate what others have pointed out...the assumption that one
> automatically knows what those are, how to run them, and how to avoid
> doing harm.
> Given the person who installed debian on the drive in the first place
> fried a hard drive with experimenting, I am not going there, smiles.
> On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> As a real quick experiment that won't do any harm you could as root or
>> using sudo try ifconfig -a enter and if that shows you an eth0 port try
>> ifconfig eth0 and see if the name of the ethernet card driver comes up.
>> If so, I expect what Tim Chase told you will be accurate. On Mon, 4 Mar
>> 2013, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>> no it is wired.
>>> I saved the wireless stuff for my dos laptop.
>>> The in theory meaning that Linux would just load network drivers even
>>> if not
>>> installed on a machine with a network?
>>> That makes sense actually. when we put the hard drive in, debian
>>> found or
>>> basically at least, the hardware in the computer. I have a dec-talk
>>> for the Linux box, and all the modules loaded just fine.
>>> We shall find out on Saturday then.
>>> thanks, really!
>>> On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Tim Chase wrote:
>>>>> if we just connect the network card to the new dsl modem
>>>>> and boot up the Linux box, will it load the drivers it may
>>>>> need for that hardware automatically?
>>>> In theory, it should already have drivers for your network
>>>> card and be configured to (1) notice that the network cable
>>>> has been plugged in, and (2) default to using DHCP to talk
>>>> to your router.
>>>> If not, there are additional diagnostics one can check to
>>>> ensure that you have a network card that Linux supports, and
>>>> that nobody configured the machine for a static IP address
>>>> in favor of a dynamic one. If it uses wireless rather than
>>>> wired connections, that is a whole other mess.
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>> jude <jdashiel at shellworld.net>
>> Remember Microsoft didn't write Tiger 10.4 or any of its successors.
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