ok guys i got interested into trying linux and installed rh9 in a 10 gb partition. but it did'nt support ntfs partiotions of xp and so i recompiled the kerenel using the new kernel 2.6.7 following the thread http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5648. but now during boot-up, it shows [failed] when starting iptable sand says something like "ipchains not found". and when i rum "rpm -qa | grep *****" in the terminal, it says rpm database cant be accessed. can you help me on this? i cant dare to access the net from this. so i need to rebbot constantly whenever i need to read something from my windows partition.