[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu server edition

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Wed Dec 6 16:01:31 GMT 2006

On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 13:45:15 +0000
"Colin Humphrey" <c.humphrey_00 at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> I'll outline things a bit more:
> It was my original intention to have an old 98se machine dual
> partitioned so that I can have ubuntu LTS 6.06 as a server, on this
> server I wanted to upload files from a winxp machine.  Partitioning
> the old machine was fine, downloading the iso image was also fine.
> The initial install went through o.k. but no ethernet was detected
> [the actual ethernet device itself].
> Also DHCP failed.  After DHCP failed I was given an option where I
> could assign/choose the network addresses myself.  I did this but it
> was redundant as the ethernet test failed.  Thus when I tried to ping
> the ubuntu machine either under the hostname or the ip address both
> attempts failed.

Yes, without an ethernet device working no amount of IP configuration
is going to get anywhere. 

What is the ethernet device? And does it work in windows? 

> Regarding DHCP, to infer from what you stated above there are two
> possible problems; (1) - No  DHCP Server/computer was detected on the
> network [This is true because I don't have another machine acting as
> a DHCP server]. (2) Could there be a problem with the installation
> disk itself?

(1) would explain the lack of DHCP ever working, and the fact the
device wasn't set up would explain why things still didn't work when
you set the IP addresses manually. (2) is certainly possible, it
can be ruled out by selecting the check disk (or something similarly
named) option from the menu when you boot from the disk.

> Would it be possible to schedule an informal irc discussion?

Certainly, stop in past #ubuntu-uk, there is usually someone there
willing to help. I'm ormiret and am lurking quite a lot but usually
notice if I'm addressed. 

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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