I had previously written concerning DNS failure. FWIW the case of the NAMESERVER line in resolv.conf was the problem. "NAMESERVER" doesn't work, "namesever" does. I had also mentioned getting "unexpected IRQ" messages. These are not as benign as I had imagined. The IRQ 3s on booting don't seem to hurt anything, however, once I had PPP up and running I was getting IRQ 5s. After a few of those My Mac would reboot, with the bootup chord & no warning. This happened both during FTP & using Lynx (I don't have X up yet). I using a 2.0.33 kernel dated 12/8/98. Any suggested alternative? There is a 12/27 kernel on the Mac.Linux site. BTW, does the kernel reside just on the Mac partition, as used by Penguin, or is it also on the root partition?