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., up to two DNS servers (e.g. and

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...

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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