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  Author  Subject: Re: Networking to Windoze

Posted on 12-22-2003 12:55 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

> I have a home network sharing a cable modem connection.
> I have a linux box that I would like to add to the network.

Assuming the network is ethernet, then this is simple enough.
Give your Linux box an IP address and plug it into the hub.
It's common to use numbers from to
for this, although there are other ranges that are allowed.

Do you have a NAT/IP-Masquerade box to share the cable modem

> I would like to be able to access the network printer, and shared
> files.

For that, you probably want to use Samba. I don't run Samba (or
Windows), so I'll have to refer you to the Howto.

> Before installing Rehat 9.0 (at an Installfest in Oct.) I found some
> programs of interest and burned them to CD, but my linux box doesn't
> mount the CD. So, in summary, I have two questions. How do I access
> or mount my CD-ROM drive

What have you tried and how did it fail? What error message did you
get? Have you tried mounting a professionally-burned CD just to rule
out that it was something with your burner? (No offense.)

Try mounting it manually as root. Assuming an IDE/ATAPI drive, try
something like:

mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt

where hdc means master device on second IDE controller, hdb means
slave device on first controller, etc. After you get that to work,
then you can add an entry to /etc/fstab to make it simpler.


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