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

Rutger van Haasteren vhaasteren at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 12:42:21 UTC 2007

Same for me. I always use the alternate text install, and it first searches
for a DHCP server. Because it cannot find one, I am asked to manually set
the network parameters. Seems like a big flaw if the live CD installer
doesn't do this.

On 1/24/07, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> 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...
> Peter
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