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    how to install network card and setup samba

    im a total noob to linux networking. i have two windows98 pc's running in a simple network. id like to connect my mandrake 8.1 pc to them. i have a genius network kard lying here. whats the best way to install. simply put it in and boot pc? (never installed extra drivers before) .
    anyone can help me?

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    Re:how to install network card and setup samba

    [quote author=grasshopper link=board=4;threadid=5808;start=0#55323 date=1039359781]
    im a total noob to linux networking. i have two windows98 pc's running in a simple network. id like to connect my mandrake 8.1 pc to them. i have a genius network kard lying here. whats the best way to install. simply put it in and boot pc? (never installed extra drivers before) .
    anyone can help me?
    [/quote]

    I would just install it, since Mandrake 8.1 has kudzu, which should auto-detect new hardware. If that doesn't work than you will need to tell us what version genius network card you are using and then we should be able to say which module will need to be loaded.

    Cheers

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    Re:how to install network card and setup samba

    thanks for the help.
    so im gonna install the network card, tr yo get it running and then install the samba package from my installation discs.
    are there any thinks i should keep in mind or watch out for when trying to set up my network? ive printed the pets about samba and samba 9*x from the PETS section. ill let you know when i get it to run.

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