I'll try to keep this short.
I've installed Mandrake 7.0 for the very first time, so I guess you can say I'm a total nitwit with Linux.
I spend my days with reading howto's and stuff, there is just one problem:
I have to do it in Windows. Well, not really a problem, but it's stupid to switch every time i want to look something up on the internet to switch back to Windows.
Well, I guess you say: Why don't you use Linux for it. Taadaa! The problem!
Okay, I'll try to explain what the problem is. I've installed Mandrake and my NIC is luckely detected (yay). When I use the console and use the ifconfig eth0 command it does show all the details. Now, I have an cable internet connection, which requires DHCP support for I have a dynamic IP.
Therefor I've installed dhcpcd. When I take a look at dhcpcd.info it does show, everything. My IP, Subnet, DHCP server IP, etc etc.
The strange thing is when I try to configure my NIC with netconf, it won't load on the next boot of Kernel. It fails saying: bringing up eth0 Delaying eth0 configuration.
After that doesn't show any details with ifconfig anymore and it's kinda useless. When I clean all the fields in netconf and apply that it still gives me the 'error' during booting the kernel and still I can't go online.
Does anybody have suggestion or can offer me any help???
I would be so gratefull!!!