Ubuntu minimal install - internet connection problems.

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 21:31:14 UTC 2008

Dear everybody

Also I am trying to install the minimal version of Ubuntu 8.10 - in my
case at an old laptop - 5 GB HD, 185 MB RAM, 350 Mhz processor. The
website psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal does deal with the version/
distro I am trying to install. However, the connection with the
internet during this installation process is a particular problem for
which that site does not deliver a solution. I bought a PCMCIA card
together with an ethernet modem/ cable interface - devices which have
been successfully tested for Ubuntu by the retailer where I purchased
them. Moreover, the 2 devices even do deliver internet connection when
I use a Knoppix live CD at that laptop. However, my minimal Ubuntu
installation attempts have failed so far because of difficulties to
establish a so-called ' DHCP'  connection via the most common,
automatic way.
A second option would be to manually give in the 'DHCP' code and to
automatically install the rest of the connection. My question is: how
can I discover the 'DHCP' code of the laptop?
A third option would be to completely manually give in all the
relevant codes for the internet connection: DHCP, IP Adress, Subnet
Mask, etc. How can I discover such codes?
Thanks for replying. Respectfully Yours,
Bas Roufs.--
Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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