3.5. Coyote Linux Bootup

Boot your Coyote Linux, making sure the Coyote Linux floppy is in the floppy drive, and that the machine has been configured in BIOS to boot from floppy.

Figure 3-12. Coyote Linux Login

You may now login, use the username 'root' and the password you set when you created the floppy (if you did this from Windows), or just press Enter (empty password)to login if you made the floppy on Linux


It's quit common that there is absolutely no visual feedback when you type in a password in Linux-system, this is in order to reveal as little information about your password as possible.

Figure 3-13. menu, status of network, down

Once inside, press 'c' to get the status of your network. In this case we have a problem:

Figure 3-14. menu, status of network, up

If all has gone well, they will both be 'up'

Q: It appears that the network card (LAN) that goes to the Skolelinux/Debian-edu network is not working: DOWN
Q: It appears that the network card (WAN) that is connected to the Internet is not working: DOWN
Q: I have tried several different driver modules for my network cards, but I still haven't found the correct driver.

A: There are two obvious reasons why the WAN network card is not UP:

  1. You are trying to connect using the wrong Internet connection type. Have a look again at 2.b

    If you have a connection with a DHCP-assigned address, and not a static one, then there must be a physical connection with a network cable between Coyote Linux and the connection.

  2. You have chosen the wrong driver module for this network card.

    You could try to login to Coyote Linux and then first choose q) quit to get out of the Coyote Linux menu, then issue the command


    use SPACE to page. Look for references to eth0 and eth1. Look at the sidebar Different Names Used for the network cards for a reminder about what eth0 and eth1 means. There is usually an indicator there as to what the problem is.