As the subject says, I'm a Linux newbie, and I recently installed RedHat 7.2 on the same hard disk as Windows 98 SE. Everything is fine for now, except for one thing: I'd like to access the files on my Windows partition while I'm in RedHat, but I really don't know how! Is there a specific path to access it?
This time I'm simply looking for the file "pppd" so I can finally connect to the Internet in Redhat. Everything else seems to be fine, only this file seems to be missing. I've been looking for it on my RedHat CDs and on its website, but with no luck. Help, anyone?
It normally lives at /usr/sbin/pppd, and is part of the ppp package. I'd be surprised if it is missing, but you might need to be root to run it. As you are a "newbie", I'd suggest using the GUI tools to get the modem+internet going.
Everything goes OK until I try to "run the connection" (the file "start-pppoe", it still says that the file pppd doesn't exist. I downloaded "ppp-2.4.1b2.tar.gz", which should be including it, but I couldn't get to intall it in RedHat... So I tried to extract it in Windows, using WinRAR, but with no luck, the file "pppd" wasn't there...
And I tried installing every Internet related package that came with my RedHat CDs, still without luck... Maybe something screwed up during the installation and I should reinstall it?
I know, I probably sound like a real incompetent... Sorry! Anyway, thanks a lot for helping me!
In RedHat 7.2, it definately should be /usr/sbin/pppd.
Type "rpm -q ppp" and see what it says. If it's not installed, download it from <A HREF="http://www.rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/redhat/7.2/i386/ppp-2..." target="_new">here</A> or get it off your cdrom, and "rpm -ivh ppp-2.4.1-2.i386.rpm" to install it. To verify things went ok, type "rpm -q ppp" again, and then "which pppd" to check it's in the right place. You'll need to be root for this.
Plan B is to compile the tar.gz file. Something like:
tar -zxvf ppp-2.4.1b2.tar.gz
make install (as root)
This 2nd option may be a small can-o-worms as you need to have installed the development libraries and compilers. Not hard, but it's more stuff to do if they're not already there...