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I'm trying to install Linux Red Hat 9 onto my laptop but once it gets to the step...?


I'm trying to install Linux Red Hat 9 onto my laptop but once it gets to the step where it asks me if I would like to test any media, my keyboard will no longer respond. Would you happen to have any suggestions on what I can try? I have already tried plugging in an external keyboard into it but to no avail and I really don't have any other ideas.


This question was answered on September 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I did some research on how to recompile the kernel to enable IP Forwarding THis is what i did:

1 download a kernel source from a website.

2 extract using tar -xjf

3 run make menuconfig

4 select the option IP advanced routing (I didn't see any IP Forwarding, but from research, i guess it is this option)

5 make dep

6 configure lilo.conf and run lilo

7 reboot

it took me a few days to accomplished the tasks above.

once booted, i staticly assign to the eth0 interface.

on the laptop, i staticly assign to the lan card.

and able to ping from laptop to eth0.

eth1 from linux got an ip from dhcp and able to ping and use the internet.

so then i open the shell, typed in exact the following:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT



the system seems taken these commands with no errors.

but problem remains, unable to ping from labtop to desktop

below is the output of route -n

Kernel IP routing table

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 U 0 0 0 eth1 UG 0 0 0 eth1

I believed routing is not working properly still do i have to do something else? please help.

also, /etc/rc.d/rc.local is not in my linux, but i heard it is in /init.d/ , but i'm not sure which file should i place the commands in for configurations to take effect at boot time.

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Posted by Shamsul of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 5, 2004