[svlug] Linux 7.3

Ravenderg@aol.com Ravenderg at aol.com
Wed Jul 14 14:47:41 PDT 2004

I have installed Linux 7.3 on a Pentium 4 machine. I must work with 7.3 as 
the software I want to use runs on 7.3. 

Also this software uses licensing manager and hostid to a desktop machine. 
Hostid for standalone machine is the hex ethernet address of the card, it seems.

Here are the problems where I need help:

1- I want to use USB memory stick so I can exchange files with other 
machines. How do I do this. When ever I plug my memory stick, it hangs up the machine 
and the only way to recover is to reboot the machine. 

2- When I reboot the machine, one of the boot messages say:

eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

which makes me believe that the ethernet card is not recognized and needs 
installation. If I do not have this, the software I want to run will fail because 
the licensing manager will not be able to find the hostid which is ethernet 
card id. 

Thanks for your anticipated help. 

Ravender Goyal

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