hi guys I'm in need of some help ive ran Linux servers in the past thanks to the tutorials for this website, but ive never came across this problem. I bought a cheap hp microserver n54l installed 2 1TB hard drives ive followed this tutorial https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/ubuntu-16.04-xenial-xerus-minimal-server/2/ the only change I made to the install was running the server with soft raid 1. I got upto nano /etc/network/interfaces and placed the same settings as the tutorial # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). source /etc/network/interfaces.d/* # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto ens33 iface ens33 inet static address 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.1 dns-nameservers 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 the problem I had here is do I need to place the netmask, gateway from my isp or my router settings so I just copied the same settings and hope its right. I then service networking restart and got the following error Job for networking.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status networking.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. Ive googled, bing and searched forums for a fix but there is so many different fixes I don't know whats right or wrong so I'm hoping someone would be nice enough to help. The server is being used to host a car club so needs to be online soon. I should of stayed with my old setup but it has to be done.