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installed linux.. no LAN

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by daveyp225, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    After installing redhat linux on my new computer.. It cannot activate the LAN. I have the drivers, but am not sure where to put them. The information that came with the drivers is incorrect, as it tells me to place the drivers in a directory does not exist.

    I've followed countless documentations to correct this problem, and all failed. I figured i'd spend a good 6-8 hours on this before seeking help. Anyone have any ideas?

    PS- i have no prior experience with linux, so if your reply, use laymans terms- e.g. talk to me as if you would a 10 year old..:confused:

    thanks a lot
     
  2. Squashman

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    A little more info would help. Like what is the Make and Model of the NIC card and what version of Red Hat are you running.
     
  3. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    okay...

    i'm running redhat linux 9.0
    my ethernet card is an SiS 900/7017

    and just in case your wondering..
    I run a 2.53 ghz p4
    512 mb/ram

    the internet is plugged in, and the router says it is up and running
     
  4. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    sorry the ethernet card is an SiS 900/7016 not 7017
     
  5. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    better yet... can someone tell me how to uninstall linux or format the hd within it.. i cant seem to get to DOS
     
  6. twotugs

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    Try repairing the master boot record for Windows before you uninstall RH:


    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?postid=625021#post625021

    (I stole the link from lynch's signature)

    I looked around for RPM for your card; I couldn't find one, but I'm sure someone around here knows where it's at (or at least a way to get the card installed).


    edit: Ah, I noticed in the 95/98 forum you solved the problem. Glad you found the help you needed!
     
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