[TriLUG] RoadRunner (Was Re: replacing a hard drive)
alan_ellis at med.unc.edu
Wed Oct 9 11:59:31 EDT 2002
Thanks to all who replied. What happened is that I requested the free
installation because our existing cable may be old and there's not a cable
outlet in the room where the computers are. When the technician came he said
he had to install the RoadRunner software on a Windows box, and our Win95
machine didn't meet the minimum requirements.
The extra 3GB drive already happens to have Win98 on it anyway. I guess I'll
just stick it in temporarily for the RoadRunner install, then go back to
Linux after. Thanks for talking me out of a lot of work!
Jason Tower wrote:
> when i 'self-installed' RR a year or two ago, i seem to recall that i had
> to install a win32 app on my windows box to initialize the cable modem or
> something to that effect. i think it had some sort of PPPoE client to
> communicate with the central office so that it could "authorize" the mac
> address of the cable modem and grant it access. once that step was
> complete, however, the app could be uninstalled and never used again, and
> the cable modem acted as a dhcp server and handed out an address to the
> first nic that requested it, win/lin/mac/bsd/whatever.
> > Unless this is a new Road Runner policy, I think you have been
> > mis-informed. If you use Linux, you have to do the "self-install".
> > Basically you have to plug your Cable Modem network cable into your own
> > box.... not a big deal.
> > Jon Carnes
> > ===
> > On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 11:12, Alan Ellis wrote:
> >> I am setting up this machine so I can work from home using RoadRunner,
> >> and now I find out that they will not give me the service with Linux
> >> OS unless I pay "business class." Therefore I need dual boot.
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