December 3, 1999 - Bynari's
Support Team found the Corel version of Linux fairly stable and
everything seemed to work. Then we attempted to hook it up to the
Internet through a Digital Subscriber Line (dsl) which uses DHCP.
We discovered that it failed.
After a standard troubleshooting session, we discovered dhcpcd
missing from the breakme install. Evidently, it didn't make it into
The fix was fairly simple. We downloaded dhcpcd_0.70-5.deb from
ftp.debian.org. Next, we used Corel
Update which is similar in many respected to the kpackage or RPM
installers. After we installed the client, we had to do an insmod
for our network card - an HP100. We edited the conf.modules file,
restarted the network and eth0 showed up in ifconfig. We then ran
dhcpcd and it immediately found its address.
Our support team likes the Corel Linux distribution. So do some
of the PC manufacturers we support. We have felt disappointed in
the way Corel has dealt with us but we shrug that off. We don't
believe they understand the culture of the GNU-Linux community. But
then, we don't believe any of the large manufacturers do.
If you give the Corel Linux 1.0 distribution a try, be prepared
for a very nice looking, though sparse distribution. If you have
primarily dealt with RPM distributions, you'll find the Debian
distribution a little different. We suggest you poke around their
site - it's still Linux.
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