Hello and thank you for your assistance.
I am following the how-to at:
I have gotten this far
in section: Configure The Network
is where I am having trouble.
I am running Win XP pro sp2 with Ubuntu 7.04 server in Microsoft virtual PC 126.96.36.199 2007.
I have installed Ubuntu and been playing around with the functions and commands to get a feel (my first time in linux,Ubuntu, using a command server)
In the network settings:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
I then type:
and get the following:
*Reconfiguring network interfaces...
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
Failed to bring up eth0.
our network here is a strange one...
On my host machine:
static IP (from DHCP, but this is the address I have had for 3 years now so I made it static):
subnet mask 172.16.8.3
DNS 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
so the question is what would the "network" be for my situation?