relating to my issue above (posted as Guest, sorry), I took the following install steps before seeing the error message:
1. Install from kickstart CD. this gave me the initial errors.
2. make the fixes to the script as recommended by chyc, did an update, and got pluto-dcerouter to install.
3. reboot. this got rid of the errors and got me to the main menu with the blinking socket error.
I guess my problem is that the install didnt have a chance to complete the first time, so something didnt get configured. is there a configuration script I could run, or do i have to modify the script and burn another kickstart cd?
thanks for the reply,