The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition - Page 3

Finally we change our network settings. Click on the Configure button next to Network - ethernet:

Select Ethernet unless you're using something different:

Select the network interface that you want to configure:

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, Netmask, and Gateway. Also enter the Host name (e.g. server1.example.com), up to two DNS servers (e.g. 145.253.2.75 and 193.174.32.18):

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

Choose to start the network connection now:

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

Now you can download the latest updates. Please note: this is optional. In one of my test installations I had problems with the update function (maybe a problem with a non-responding update server?) which caused the installer to hang forever, and all I could do was a hard-reset. If you want to go sure, select No here.

If you have chosen to do an online update, select a mirror close to you:

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

Now on to the system configuration...

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From: Anonymous at: 2009-04-21 09:53:48

Thanks for that great tutorial, very instructive and usefull for a noob like me ! But is it always actual ? or is there another more recent ?

From: Tom Smith at: 2009-12-04 05:48:54

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want.

From: Tom Smith at: 2009-12-04 06:00:57

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want. You just need to open up Mandriva Control Center to do it.

From: feliduca at: 2008-09-30 21:46:35

The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want. You just need to open up Mandriva Control Center to do it. IF you're comfortable with command line then try out "man useradd". A simple line you'd probably need for useradd would be something like: "useradd -d /home/<user>/ -s /bin/bash <user>" and then you'd do a "passwd user" and set the password.

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From: husky training at: 2011-02-17 07:30:47

I had problems using this on my old computer last week (Can't run the newer version and this one is the only one that has been working stable). Had the same problem as the first poster so I'm going to try it over this weekend using your suggestion :)

 

Hopefully it will work! haha

From: Bedrift at: 2010-11-21 15:34:48

You have explain it in such a simple way with snap shots. Thanks for your efforts.