I finally got Linux on the iBook to connect to my network through the Airport base station. I needed to set up the static IP number and DNS, tell it where the gateway is and tell it the Airport network name and password. Took me awhile to figure out that it wanted the hex equivalent password instead of the regular one, but that did the trick. I ended up using the ‘neat’ gui for all the configuring instead of mucking around on the command line. So now I have it updating packages with yum, and I’m posting on my blog using Linux on an iBook. HOW COOL IS THAT??
I’m all updated on the Mac side as well, and all my old data is back. Remind me never to use the zip format for archiving system files, okay? It didn’t handle some of my longer filenames correctly and also failed to save some of the data-types correctly. I just thought… wrong. I thought wrong. I’ll use tar from now on and forsake all others!