From: James McBoyle - Sun Ireland - Solaris SW - Development Engineer (James.McBoyle at domain Sun.COM)
Date: Tue 19 Jun 2001 - 11:10:44 IST
> OK, I have the beast on my desk, (Inspiron 4000 that is) and the
> first thing I want to do is backup the WinMe installation.
> I was hoping to just plug it NIC to NIC to a spare winNT machine
> and somehow establish communication but I haven't a clue how: I
> naievely thought just plugging them together would allow me to at
> least ping from one to the other.
> Any pointers about linking two MS machines like this?
> Alternatively, if I boot it on the RH 6.2 install CD, can I connect
> it to my main Linux machine NIC to NIC and copy stuff on and off
> that way?
The first places to look are probably the silly ones . . .
Firstly, are you using a cross-over cable, or just a length of normal ethernet...
Next check the hosts file in c:\windows on both to see if they 'know' about each other
Then work out if networking is actually set-up on both in such a way that they are able to talk to each other...
yeah, I know these are the obvious 'but of course I have' questions, but I've tripped on these myself...
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