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Re: ftp install through ICS-shared cable (road runner)
> 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.
The Road Runner service requires that you login. Do a search for 'rrlogin'
in the OpenBSD mail archives. Information about rrlogin can be found
through http://www.google.com/bsd also.
> 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?
Fat32 is not a network file system.
- Microsoft Windows shares files through "Network Neighborhood" or
"My Network Places" over the SMB protocol. The SMB facility on unix
machines is called Samba, which you can find in the OpenBSD ports tree.
- The network file system for unix is The Network File System, or just
"NFS" for short. Microsoft Windows does not support NFS without third
party tools. For you, NFS will be more trouble that it is worth.
You can not install OpenBSD from an SMB share. I suggest that you install
a shareware or freeware FTP service like WarFTP and install OpenBSD from
On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 02:59:53PM -0600, jfh wrote:
> <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?