During an install you will be asked whether to try DHCP to obtain your
network information from a DHCP server. This (usually) requires that
you identify your host as a host that your DHCP server knows or relies
on the DHCP server allocating the next available IP address. Do so
just to see if there is a DHCP server available to you.
If a DHCP server is not available then you will be prompted for
appropriate network information.
Generally you need the following, where some sample addresses are
The information is recorded in /etc/network/interfaces and
/etc/resolv.conf. Later on edit /etc/resolv.conf to
add search togaware.com so that you can refer to your
local machines by their name, without fully specifying the domain.
Some useful commands for trouble shooting are:
# netstat -n
# ifconfig -a
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