Why is adding a new Ubuntu PC to an existing LAN such a pain?

John R Cichy john at greengator.com
Sat Jan 20 23:40:53 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 23:26 +0000, Bob Adams wrote:

> >
> >How are you getting your IP address initially? Do you have a DHCP server
> >running?
> >
> No, no DHCP server present so I'm using (or trying to) static addresses.
> This is quite likely the reason for the hangs (Ubuntu assumes a server
> will be present which is not a really good idea.)
During the install you are given the choice to use static or DHCP, you
should be putting your static in at this time.


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