RedHat 5.2 dialler - am i doing it right ?

RedHat 5.2 dialler - am i doing it right ?

Post by Mark » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00

 Reading through the newsgroup it seems that i'm the only person using
 redhat's  'Usernet'  to start/stop PPP dialling, during an X session..
 it works perfectly, and saves any typing and is very simple to setup.
 i had to do a few config files to stop others browsing my PC online,
 but even without  host.deny and host.allow   it connected 1st time.

 i just discovered it by accident,  does anyone else use 'usernet' ?

 Mark ...

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Doing step 2 allowed me to move further into the install process.. Up
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3.  I cleaned up the partion table again and went for the Workstation
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After all three instances I had to boot Windows back up and run Norton
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Magic to clean things back up again.  I did lose all the data on my
old D: but that doesn't matter.  

Would I be better off putting a second hard drive in?  I have a 1gig
hard drive laying around if it will help..  Could there be an issue
with LBA mode?  I really feel at a loss.  I have installed plenty of
DOS/Windows, Win95 /Win98, WinNT Server, and even ran OS/2 Warp and
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