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

Bob Adams bob55 at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 24 11:06:57 UTC 2007

In message
<78d24f7a0701240049r33749113k87f0dcd0fc856e7e at mail.gmail.com>, Rutger
van Haasteren <rvhaasteren at gmail.com> writes
>  I have installed the last 3 Ubuntu desktop releases on multiple
>  machines and this is definitely NOT the case.  The install assumes
>  DHCP every time and every time I have to go back and change it. 
>Well, I have done the same on a network without a DHCP server, and
>every time it WAS the case. There must be something about your setup
>that it assumes DHCP.
>  That said, it has never been a pain.
>Same for me ;)

Oh goody. So when EXACTLY did your install of Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop ask
you to insert the static IP address before defaulting to expecting a
DHCP address?


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