I just installed Mandrake 10.0 and am trying to get it connected to the internet. I am a total Linux Noob! I have had some help with someone who knows linux well but we're unable to find a solution. I have a Linksys LNE100TX 5.1 NIC and a Linksys BEFSX41 Firewall router. I have COX cable and am setup for DHCP in Windows. I opened a terminal and typed "su", put in my root password, then put in "/etc/init.d/network restart" These are the results:
Shutting down loopback interface: OK
Setting network parameters: OK
Bringing up loopback interface: OK
Bringing up interface eth0: FAILED
I was also told to type "/sbin/ifconfig" in the terminal and get the following on the second line:
inet addr: 127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
I was told to try a different NIC, so i shutdown, took out the Linksys NIC, when into the BIOS and enabled my onboard realtek NIC. Same problem. I tried connecting it without the router, same problem. Any Ideas? Remember your talking to a Windows Geek...Linux Noob, please keep that in mind!