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

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jan 24 12:20:53 UTC 2007

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:06:57 +0000
Bob Adams <bob55 at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> 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?

>From memory, it's the other way around, at least in the standard
( "alternate" if you prefer) installer. My experience was that it tried
dhcp first, and fell back to asking for static config information when
dhcp failed.

i don't know what the "live CD" Desktop installer does, as I have not used
it yet...


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