What I want to do is set up a local ubuntu file server. I've been going through many forums and other web sites to try to find the solution to this problem. So what happens is that I type ifconfig and I take note of the addresses, inet addr:, Bcast and, Mask.
Then I go and edit the vi /etc/network/interfaces part to match those ip's. I restart the system (/etc/init.d/networking restart). Then type apt-get update and I get this error,
err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu'
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.dists/precise/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu'
Thanks for the help!