Perfect Ubuntu 6.10 Tutorial

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sleazybreezy, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. sleazybreezy

    sleazybreezy New Member


    Im just starting out trying to learn Ubuntu.
    My aim is to build my own webserver and host my own sites.

    This may seem a silly question but I get as far as step five.
    Using putty (and directly) I cut and paste in vi /etc/network/interfaces

    Whereby the following style page appears:(i have cut and pasted this from tutor)
    # 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
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    # The primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    What exactly am i supposed to do after I have changed this text? Because it just stays on the screen. How do I get to be able to enter in the next command line?

    I have tried enter and q but nothing. Im sure its somthing really simple. please help
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    To save and quit vi, type
    For more info on basic vi commands you could look here. But there are plenty of tutorials. You may also be helped by using 'nano' instead of 'vi'. nano is a bit more visual.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  4. sleazybreezy

    sleazybreezy New Member

    Thank you guys. Membership to this site is the best ££ i have ever spent. :)

    Ive learnt more about linux in one weekend of joining than in the previous months floundering. We idolise the ground you walk on.

    Now I know some basics your walkthroughs are amazing. Thankyou Falko.

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