The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2006 Free Edition - Page 3

Finally we change the Network - lan settings. Select LAN connection unless you're using something different:

Select the network interface you want to configure (normally eth0):

We want to assign a static IP address to our network interface (remember, we're installing a server...), so we do not want to get an IP address using BOOTP or DHCP. Therefore we choose Manual configuration:

Now enter the IP address and a Netmask:

Enter the Host name (e.g., up to three DNS servers (e.g. and and the Gateway:

You can leave the field Zeroconf Host name empty:

Do not allow users to start the connection. It's a server, and servers are always online (at least, they should be...):

We've now made all necessary configurations, so we can leave the summary screen by clicking on Next:

We do not want to configure X because we do not want to run a desktop on a server:

Now you can download the latest updates:

The base installation is now finished, you can now remove the CD or DVD and reboot the system:

Now on to the system configuration...

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From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-06 19:56:16

It would be nice to have a version of this howto without all the screenshots of trivial things like the install screens. I like to print these howtos in case I want to use them later. Instead of a couple of pages of useful info, I get 24 pages of screenshots that I''ve already seen when I did the Mandriva install. Maybe some people like it this way, so perhaps you could provide a "concise version" link, like the "printer-friendly version" link.

From: Anonymous at: 2006-05-20 11:10:42

These instructions were quite helpful but I also want instructions on how to set up subversion hosting with mod_dav_svn on Mandriva.

From: sohbet at: 2008-11-15 00:30:42

thank you

From: Anonymous at: 2008-12-03 04:16:10

It is cool. thanks.

From: muhabbet at: 2009-06-21 13:24:35

thank you...

From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-16 05:30:32

Hi, nice howto but I do think is not a good idea to make automatic updates in a server because a sysadmin MUST to know what software is going to install plus there are many updates that need interaction with new config files.

Just my 2 cents.

From: Anonymous at: 2005-12-21 21:33:56

Thanks for this article, Falko, great work.

Small comments:
to start a service, on Mandriva I think it should be:
service [servicename] start
Not sure if it matters though...

As for non-automated updates, of course it's easy to see what would be updated if you use the -t testmode in the urpmi -update command, to make sure you keep track of everything. And it's easy to find out what the updates are for; one of the few things I prefer the GUI for (MCC - software updates).

Enjoy Linux,

From: Anonymous at: 2006-02-10 05:29:05

Thanks for making it. I managed to follow it successfully and almost there with everything I need - including the successful install of ISPconfig but noticed that you didn't include at least base info on adding users accounts for emails and FTP. It would have been nice to see this. I'm currently trying to figure out how to do this part. Keep up the good work. Was good read.


nibbles at gmail

From: admin at: 2006-02-10 14:33:08

You can find these details in the ISPConfig documentation:

From: Anonymous at: 2006-05-11 14:14:30

Only missed how to have also Perl, RubyOnRails and Python ;)