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how to join a linux pc into Win network?

By jvc81 ·
hi there. I'm a novice in Linux and I've just installed RedHat release 8(kernel version 2.4.18.14) on my pc. My question is: do i need to do any configuration on the linux pc if i need to join it to a Windows environment? I will need it to access some WinNT and W2k server's data. Can it be done? thank you.

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by jvc81 In reply to how to join a linux pc in ...

Second Question:
Also, i have this msg shown during the system bootup: "Bringing up interface eth0: 3c501 does not seem to be presentm delaying for initialization". When i key in this command "dmesg | grep etho", the result is below"
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device eth0
divert: no divert_blk to free,eth0 not ethernet

What is that mean? Is that mean the ethernet faulty? Btw, when i type ifconfig command , i can only get lo result but no eth0. Pls help, thanks!

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by Jaqui In reply to how to join a linux pc in ...

to communicate with windows you will probably want to use samba.
install the clients on the linux ox and server on the network servers.

as for the ethernet config, do you have linux conf installed?
if yes you can use it to choose kernel module for the nic.
3com501 is the tulip module if I remember correctly.
when configuring, you have to chose if dhcp or static ip, depending on your network configuration.
if dhcp you will need dhcpd also.
if static you have to specify the ip number and domain data.

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by rbgnr111 In reply to how to join a linux pc in ...

it sounds like you either have a bad ethernet card, or the card you have is not supported. most of the 3com cards should be supported, but I'd try swapping out the ethernet card and see if you have better results.

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by rnezami In reply to how to join a linux pc in ...

With regard to your second question, I had a similar problem. It seems 3c501.o is not the right driver module. I replaced it with 3c59x.o which seems to be the generic driver. That will get the nic running. You can do this by modifying /etc/modules.conf.
Good luck
Reza

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