RFI: Is this a good Linux hardware configuration?

RFI: Is this a good Linux hardware configuration?

Post by Sy A » Wed, 10 Nov 1993 08:10:01



Hi Folks,

        I've a bid for the below for about $6K. Before I approve the bid
I'd appreciate any input from people on the components/price.

        I'm intending to run Linux on this sucker, so if anyone out
there is running Linux on a comparable system I'd particularly apreciate
their input. Particularly for any gotchas.

        Thanks, Sy.

--- Specs below ---

Motherboard:
        Vega 48F-3VL i486DX2/66, (AMI BIOS), 8 16-bit ISA slots, 3 VESA LB
        slots, 256K External WB Cache (20ns).

Memory: 32Meg 60ns SIMMs

Case:   Full-sized tower with 300W PS. 8 drive bays.

Floppys:
        3.5" 2.88 TEAC
        5.25" 1.2 TEAC

Hard drive:
        Micropolis 2210A 1 GB/10ms. IDE.

HD controller:
        Promise DC-4030VL VESA LB Caching controller with 2Meg

I/O:    2 serial/1 parallel/1 game.

Graphics card:
        Number Nine GXE VLB Level 12 VESA LB Graphics Accelerator,
        S3 86C928, with 2 meg VRAM, 1 meg DRAM.

Monitor:
        MAG Innovision MX17F 17" SVGA, 1280x1024, 0.26 DP, NI.

Keyboard:
        Acer AcerTouch 52T 101-Key Enhanced Keyboard.

Tape drive:
        Colorado DJ-20 JUMBO 250 Meg Internal.

CDROM:  TEAC CD-50 Internal 265mn/335KB SCSI-2.

Sound card:
        Media Vision Pro Audion Spectrum 16

Speakers:
        LabTech CS-550.

External modem:
        ZyXEL U-1496E+

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``It's not what you do; it's who sees you do it!''

 
 
 

1. Ping fails despite apparently good hardware and configuration

Issue:

 My Redhat Linux 8 computer cannot communicate with other
computers on my LAN.

Key facts:

1. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE HARDWARE

If I put in a Linux bootable CD and boot the basic Linux using the
same IP address and subnet mask I use when booting full Linux from
the hard drive, the computer communicates with the other two computers
on my LAN with no problem.  Further, it worked fine when it was a
Windows 9x device.

2. IT'S NOT AN ADDRESS OR SUBNET MASK ISSUE

Per the above, I use the same address and subnet mask on the bootable
CD as the full PC, so it can't be that.

3. THE IFCONFIG RETURNS THE FOLLOWING

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:DA:6D:CF:39
          inet addr:192.168.123.10  Bcast:192.168.123.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:67 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:139 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:9125 (8.9 Kb)  TX bytes:9252 (9.0 Kb)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0xd800

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:332 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:332 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:27288 (26.6 Kb)  TX bytes:27288 (26.6 Kb)

This looks quite normal to me.  Also, it looks the same as what I
get from the ifconfig command when I'm on the bootable CD which works.

4. MY ETC/HOSTS FILE IS

127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.123.10  pc99.localdomain      pc99
192.168.123.11  pc03.localdomain      pc03
192.168.123.12  lt03.localdomain      lt03

5. YET, PING RETURNS THE FOLLOWING

PING pc03.localdomain (192.168.123.11) from 192.168.123.10 : 56(84) bytes of
data.
From pc99.localdomain (192.168.123.10) icmp_seq=1 Destination Host
Unreachable
From pc99.localdomain (192.168.123.10) icmp_seq=2 Destination Host
Unreachable
From pc99.localdomain (192.168.123.10) icmp_seq=3 Destination Host
Unreachable
From pc99.localdomain (192.168.123.10) icmp_seq=4 Destination Host
Unreachable
From pc99.localdomain (192.168.123.10) icmp_seq=5 Destination Host
Unreachable

--- pc03.localdomain ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +5 errors, 100% loss, time 4026ms, pipe 3

6. OTHER DEVICES CANNOT PING THE LINUX DEVICE

On my LAN are two Windows XP machines which communicate with each other just
fine, but neither of them can ping the Linux device.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

James

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