smita <> wrote:
> from windows. But i always get a message in linux that says " cannot
> activate eth0"...
do an lspci and take note of the kind of network card, check using
dmesg that the network card is recognized and the correct driver is
loaded, if it isn't, load it by hand using insmod.

Then use ifconfig eth0 <ipaddress> up to bring up the NIC, route
add gw default <ipofthegateway> to add the gateway. If everything is
correct, check how/where to put the information in the configuration
files so they get re-activated on boot.