<disclamer> 98.2% pure *NIX newbie. If I sound like an idiot, please be gentle with clue stick. </disclamer>
I am trying to install 2.8 on an old pentium system. I am connecting to houston.rr.com through a RealTek 8193 ethernet card. I have had no problems (that I can tell) until I try to FTP the tarballs. I either get a "cannot find route" or a "Operation timed out" error. This happens when I connect the computer in question directly to the cable modem, or when I try to connect via ICS through my win98 box. In all of my various iterations, I cannot sucessfully ping anything outside my home network. What am I doing wrong? Am I having problems because I have only the losest of ideas about what I am doing? Or does road runner not allow non MS operating systems (can they tell?)?
On a related note: Since I can communicate within my LAN, is it possible to do an NFS install from the win98 box? i.e. does fat32 count as a network file system?