Now that I have been trying BLAG for the past couple of weeks, I have to
say that it rocks! It is one of the coolest and most functional Linux distro
I have used/tried in recently.
Cool. Thanks. :)
(1) When I insert a USB Flash drive, can't tell where it is mounted?
Nothing under /dev/sdaX or /dev/sdbX. Do I need to format it for
You don't need to format it for linux, assuming it has already been formatted. You can format it, if it is unformatted. To mount it:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash
If it's vfat (windoz format), you could also try:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbflash
To find out more about the device, you can run (as root for more info):
(2) My internet connection stopped working mysteriously. Reconfigured
eth0 (via redhat-config-network), rebooted the machine a few times but
still the same problem. I am connected to the world via Linksys router
and a cable modem. (My connection is up now but not sure how or why!)
I don't get it. Umm, it stopped working, but you're connected??? It could be the cable modem connection. Linux doesn't really just drop it's connection out-of-the-blue. You generally don't need to reboot either. Sounds like something else is going on. To see if your ethernet connection is ok, run:
That will tell you if the ethernet cable is connected ok or not.
The best test to see if it's your linux box or the upstream connection is to ping your gateway/router. To find your route run:
And look at the "default" line. Then ping your gateway/router's IP:
Substitute your gateway/router for 192.168.1.1.
If you're pinging OK, then the problem is upstream. To stop the ping hit ctrl-c.