eth0, M7.2, network issues...
so I have installed mandrake 7.2(yes, i know...mandriva...) and had it running for a while(about 2 months).
I installed a network card and tried hooking it up to a router today(that was more pain than worth).
upon lilo, it would always [fail] (eth0).
i fixed that by interacting, and set the conf. manually.
i set the IP, the subnet, and all that other good stuff.
it [pass]ed this time.
still no network.
i have tried DrakConf(root) to remove the network, and reinstall it as well(reboot...reboot...reboot).
to no avail, I am unable to bring up 192.168.X.X to at least view the router.
the EggsPee box is doing it ok(this is what I'm typing on), but in the router config, it only shows this DHCP client as using the service.
any help would be appreciated.
please realize that I am just a noobie in the world of linux!!!(uggghh!)
thanks in advance.