can someone help a linux noob??
hi, i just installed gentoo linux, and i can't seem to get the machine connected to the internet. this is actually my first venture outside of the microsoft world. in the microsoft world, i had a real good handle on how things worked, but linux makes me feel like i don't know anything again. can someone please help me?
my configuration is:
gentoo linux v.2008.0.b2 aka 2008 beta 2 i686 install
intel pentium celeron d 2.60 GHz
1GB ddr Ram
Integrated NIC (broadcom)
Integrated Sound (contextant HD audio)
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 256MB (pci)
my proxy server: 169.254.79.202:4480
proxy running ad-hoc via 10baseT Crossover Cable
host "server": windows xp w/sp3
proxy plus programme used to switch (localhost) on xp pc to a useable signal for prospective client pc's (or xbox 360, etc.)
during gentoo installation, everytime i tried to configure the network, the install failed, so i bypassed it. i now have a mostly working install, but how do i get the network device to work (in new user dummy talk, please)
i hope i have provided enough information
error message while attempting to mount usb...
THE ERROR MESSAGE FOR MOUNTING USB DRIVE IS THIS:
-bash: mount: you must specify the filesystem type