RE: [SPAM] Re: Internet Connection
I can ping my ISP from the laptop. I cannot ping my ISP from Linux through
the laptop. I never configured Linux to go directly to the ISP. I will try
to set this up so I can try to ping directly from Linux. Thanks for your
From: arden [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:59 AM
To: Ed Paris
Subject: [SPAM] Re: Internet Connection
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:15:21 -0700
"Ed Paris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi There,
> I had to reinstall Debian from my cd-rom. In the earlier install (from
> same cd-rom), I could connect to the Internet through my Windows XP laptop
> with no problem. They are connected by a Cat5 Crossover cable between
> Ethernet cards. Now, after the reinstall, I cannot connect to the outside
> world from my Debian system. I pinged each system from the other and the
> Ethernet connection is good. I tried to use apt-get update and the error
> message said that apt could not resolve the name of the destination
> to get the updates. I connected to the destination computer with the
> easily so it is there and running.
> I ran apt-setup as root and it did not work. I get through the connection
> type (using http), the mirror country (US), get to the mirror selection
> (cudlug.cudenver.edu or debian.uchicago.edu), get to the proxy screen
> blank like I used to do), and the next page has an error that says "Failed
> to fetch" then a paragraph that I do not understand (I'm still a newbie)
> the final line says that "some index files failed to download, they have
> been ignored, or old ones used instead."
> I ran the Home/Small Office Network Wizard on Windows like I did the first
> time, but this time it made no difference.
> Obviously, I did something seriously wrong during the install that I
> seem to fix. Do any of you have ideas as to what I can do to fix this
> connection? Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
> Take care,
let me get this right your using a windoze laptop as a gateway for you linux
why is the first thing ive got to ask? that aside
you say you can ping the laptop can you ping outside world past the laptop?
what happens if you connect direct to the debian box without the laptop ?