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begin Kevin Dawson <kdawson@ucdavis.edu> 
> Hi,
> I'm completely new to the realm of LINUX and to your discussion group.
> I'm a UC Davis grad student trying to put a bioinformatics workstation
> to work at home. Any idea, how I can get some help with
> installation-related questions?
> The acute issue is how to connect a Windows 98 laptop to the LINUX box.

that's certainly a cute issue!   :-)

> Today, I installed Redhat 7.1 and SAMBA. Consequently, the LINUX machine
> can talk to itself via SAMBA

what do you mean by "talk to itself"?  it doesn't need samba to talk to

> but the Windows laptop doesn't see it
> through the network (network == a patch-cable connecting the two NICs).
> Any help is appreciated.
kevin, is this a crossover cable?  my understanding is that if you
connect two NICs together, one (some?  all?) of the lines need to cross over
to a different position.


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