Why is adding a new Ubuntu PC to an existing LAN such a pain?
John R Cichy
john at greengator.com
Sat Jan 20 21:23:51 UTC 2007
On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 20:54 +0000, Bob Adams wrote:
> Why is adding a new Ubuntu PC to an existing LAN such a pain?
> I've done this several times now and the result is always the same.
> Running a mixed LAN of Windows XP and Ubuntu 6.10 machines always causes
> the latest Ubuntu addition to just freeze after the initial install and
> reboot. Any attempt to bring up a terminal, configure the proxy, insert
> a network address or just about anything just results in the mouse
> pointer going 'busy' for about ten seconds and then nothing happens.
> Most annoying.
> The first Ubuntu machine is configured easily but add any additions
> after that and something gets very screwed.
How are you getting your IP address initially? Do you have a DHCP server
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