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. 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52):
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...