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I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit server edition. There are no programs installed. (10 Prob USB support).

I cannot update, etc since I cannot get online. Apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, etc don’t work since no programs installed (screen shows 0 programs installed). Tasksel, sudo, etc tried. I need to get online.


This is a sample of data from server guide and online research.


It has been suggested in this data that I add lines in /etc/network/interfaces:


            Auto eth0

            Iface eth0 inet dhcp


I seem to need to set up DHCP to get on line. Here are some ideas from server guide and online research, please fix.


DHCP configuration:

IP address:

            Subnet Mask:


            Nameserver Address:

            Hostname: coffee1

            Domain name: mydomain.com



                        DHCP name: coffee1

                        Domain name servers: ns1.example.com

                        Subnet mask:

                        Default lease time: 600

                        Max lease time: 7200

                        Servername: coffee1.example.com


                                    Subnet netmask {range}

                                    Option routers


                                    Host clientname{

                                                Filename “/tftpboot/tftpboot.img


                                                Hardware Ethernet 01:23:45:67:89:AB

                                                Fixed address



                        Option domain-name “example.com”;

                        Option domain-name-servers nsl.example.com;

                        Option subnet-mask;

                        Default-lease-time 600;

                        Max-lease-time 7200;

                        Server-name “servername”;


                        Subnet netmask {


                              Option routers;



                        Host clientname {

                           Filename “/tftpboot/tftpboot.img”;

                           Server-name “servername”;

                            Next-server servername;

                           Hardware Ethernet 01:23:45:67:89:AB;



Clearly there are conflicting ideas. Any clarification will be appreciated .



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