Being a neophyte at this. I am wondering how to be part of the internet
community on a constant basis.
I presume the first step is to get a TCP/IP address for my machine.
What are the next steps?
For purposes of this discussion, a lot of money means $15-20K.
Even fractional lines aren't cheap :-)
There are cheaper alternatives, which use TCP/IP over a telephone line (e.g.,
SLIP) where you are connected only for the duration of whatever it is you are
doing (e.g., an ftp, telnet, or Mosaic session). There are several service
provider companies that offer this kind of service; any decent Internet
directory should list a few in your area.
Getting a TCP/IP address is the least of your concerns; most likely, the
service provider company will assign you one when the time comes. They should
also be able to help you through the process of setting up your site.
Depending on how you go, chances are the TCP/IP address will be given to you.Quote:>I presume the first step is to get a TCP/IP address for my machine.
>What are the next steps?
Of course, then you have to look at side costs. If you want a connection that
is 100% active, there is the power for running your PC all that time, plus
you'd probably need a second phone line too. Especially if you have *age
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> I presume the first step is to get a TCP/IP address for my machine.
> What are the next steps?
Basically, it'll give you a sample of what's available out there -
everything from SMDS T1 leased lines to a simple dialup over SLIP or
PPP - and what's right for you.
If you are truly a neophyte, you won't even be able to do it. Nor will any of
your SLIP providers be likely to be able to help you. They can help you with
DOS, or MS-Windows, or Macs, which is what they expect most consumers to have.
The only help you're likely to get is from this newsgroup.
I would strongly suggest that you get a UNIX shell account instead, and use
some modem program to connect. Then the _providers_ get to worry about
whether e-mail, Usenet, FTP, etc. works, not you. You will also find that
at least for reading the Usenet News, a remote account is more efficient than
any newsreader on your local machine. You just don't have to wait as long
for things to happen.
Hope this helps,
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presently exists as #1: 128MB DOS formatted w/DOS fdisk
#2: remaining cylinders up to 1024 linux native
(am not presently using swap partition)
formatted w/linux fdisk
1) upon running linux fdisk to create partition #2 (linux native), I
am immediately given "logical/physical start cylinders for
partition #1 not the same" error. I have read M.W.'s linux FAQ
(Quest. #7.2 and 7.1), but don't feel they apply. I did not
create DOS partition #1 w/ linux fdisk. Is this terminal, and
if so, is there a fix?
2) assuming it was not terminal i continued w/the installation...
booting the "bare" disk, I was required to enter specific
ramdisk settings at prompt (or else it wouldn't see me my HD).
I used my CMOS setting from factory: ramdisk hd=2100,16,63.
At this pt I've told linux I have a 1GB drive. Is this the
source of my next problem?...
running setup I immediately get "hard drive has >1024cylinders.
some software may not work" error. setup either is stupid
or does not consider it terminal because it allows me to
continue. Note that I am aware of the 1024cylinder limitation
and have allocated linux native partition to be ENTIRELY
within 1024cylinder limit.
3) installation then procedes properly. Upon booting from the new
boot disk, it crashes with "hd.c: ### interface. too many
heads detected. probably
due to nontranslatable sector" error. other errors follow
towards...can't boot kernel.
I have read several help FAQs which treat these problems independently,
but i'm not quite sure they are relevant. any help would be appreciated.
Dept. of Applied Physics, Columbia Univ.