Okay so I really want to learn some linux...lol So I downloaded 8.2 and tossed it on one of my machines as a dual boot. That part when fine, it installed perfectly...
the modem doesn't work (i was expecting this to happen so it doesn't bother me) i figured i would connect to the internet through my xp machine, the only problem is, i can't see my xp machine (i can't ping the ip of the linux box from the xp box) and visa versa, i can't see my linux box from my xp box and i can't ping it either, but loopbacks work fine from either machine.
i figure has something to do with samba? i really have no idea how to configure it or anything...so i need help configuring the networking aspect of linux...
the ip address for the liux box is 192.168.0.1
the ip address for the windows box is 192.168.0.2
so how do i get them to talk to each other?