Help - Inet <-> Linux <-> DOS

Help - Inet <-> Linux <-> DOS

Post by Robert Farri » Thu, 05 Jan 1995 05:06:34

Hi, I am hoping that someone can help me with my SLIP/TCPIP
trouble, and I also hope that this is not a FAQ.

I have 1 DOS PC and 1 Linux PC. The DOS pc connects to the
Linux PC via ethernet. The Linux PC connects to the internet
via SLIP and a 28.8 modem.  I have tried many settings for DIP
and my rc.inet1 files and cannot get them to work correctly.

I have 2 problems that may be separate.  1) The linux box connects
to the SLIP server during init, but if I attempt to use the SLIP
by pinging the host or anyone else on the net, I get unknown
device errors and the modem drops.  2) I cannot get the DOS PC
to communicate with the Linux box via TCPIP. The DOS box is running
a TCPIP packet driver and a software package for telnet, ftp, etc.
I am using NE2000 clones in TP mode, connected by a phone cable.

If someone else is doing this, could you please send me copies of
your rc.inet1 and dip scripts and any other information that may
be applicable?


Bob Farrior
My opinions, not BNRs.


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I just installed RH6 on a box that only had a 50MB DOS partition to
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During the RH install, I used Disk Druid to set up additional
partitions as follows:
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swap    ~40 MB
/usr    ~500 MB
/boot   ~10 MB

When prompted, I told it to install LILO into the "/boot" partition.

Upon restarting the system after the install, it booted into DOS again
from my origional active DOS partition.

I tried booting from the emergency rescue disk that I was prompted to
create during the install, but it gives me an error "0x10" and stops.

I can boot using the RH "boot.img" boot disk, hitting F4, and then
inserting the "rescue.img" disk made from dosutils on the RH CD, but I
have no idea what to do from there.

I want to make the thing boot with LILO and ask whether to start DOS or
boot Linux (as default). I realize now that I probably shoud've just
told it to install LILO into the MBR.

Please tell me there is an easy/painless way to get LILO to do this
without re-installing totally.

Please respond via Email to:  jack972 [<at>] netzero [<dot>] net

Many thanks!

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