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I hit "ok" and it configures the ethernet card, configures the gateway and then it says:
then I get a message saying:
RPC timed out
You can tell I am a major newbie with this, I'm just doing what the disks say to do.
I am wondering if the server that I am connecting to (I have tried several) doesn't like my IP address...should I give it the resolved number?
>doesn't like my IP address...should I give it the resolved number?
If you mean give it the IP address instead of host name then yes.
No CD available..so I guess I'll keep going down the NFS road.
From what I've read about the NFS stuff, the server and the client both have to configured correctly, it might just be a matter of "hunt and peck" to find the right server.
At least it's more fun than fiddling with Windows :)
The situation is a working laptop with a floppy drive, the cd is either broken or it is missing drivers (it is one of those swappable drives), I don't think I can diagnose the CD until I get an OS installed.
I put a nic card in and the install floppies got that to work. I have a blank hard drive waiting for an OS.
I was wondering if the router would prevent the NFS server from resolving the IP or if I am just requesting the wrong files.
The way it works is that you copy a minimum install to 6 floppies and that is enough to get you connected to the internet. After that you install the rest via the web. I just did it again last night -- I replace Mandrake, apt-get made me a convert.
But I would start with the floppies from the woody section instead of stable, it will start you off with a lot more current foundation.
Here are the Woody floppy images:
I found out that I didn't have a mount point configured correctly at my end (a partitioning issue), so when I connected to that guys server it tried to mount my disk like a million times a minute (I shut it down when I started to smell router). My mistake..I didn't have a moint point. I hope his server is okay.
So, anyway I backed out of the slackware install, because I couldn't seem to get the disk partitioned correctly and got a copy of Red Hat which does the partition thing automatically. I let the installer do its thing and I am downloading it(RH)now (only 3 more hours to go).
I appreciate your assistance, I'm sure I'll give slackware another shot soon.
Thanks littleman, something tells me that getting out of Linux is a lot harder than getting into it and I'm sure I'll be giving some of the other flavors a run.
"You'll likely have much better luck installing through FTP"...yep..the router cooled down a bit :) Thanks Bartek