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Smooth Wall Problems

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cbakey

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This is my first time rying to install and use linux. I tried to install Smoothwall and i read the guide on it from smoothwall.org and fallowed that through and it went good untill i had to reboot than it reboots and starts to boot from the HD and the screen just shows L 01 01 and it keeps putting 01's on the screen slowly. This is on a nother computer that i had sitting around. Any Help would be a HUGE help.
Thanks
Chirs
 

DarkArctic

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Ontario, Canada
That's the boot loader not being configured properly. I think that if you get a Windows 98 disk and do a
Code:
fdisk /mbr
and then reinstall Smoothwall that should allow it to boot. Although I remember one time I had to write zeroes to the hard drive in order to get it to work. I think the fdisk will work for you though.

-DarkArctic
 
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cbakey

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I tryed to instal windows 2k on the same computer and it worked falwalessly so i than installed smooth wall again and it gave me that same crap, im going to try to total erease the drive. Thnaks for the help.
 
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cbakey

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OK, now i can get smooth wall to run and i can log into the root account, now what do i do from there if i want to set it up so my computer runs throught one NIC on that computer throught linux than out the other nic to the rest of my network and internet?
 

DarkArctic

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In order to configure Smoothwall for use as a router you need to access the web interface. From what I can see in the documentation you can access it from two URLs.

https://smoothwallip:443
http://smoothwallip:81

Smoothwallip is to be replaced with the IP that you configured on install. Default is 192.168.0.1. From there you can set firewalling rules and other things.

-DarkArctic