View Full Version : [other] dhcp to static

November 25th, 2009, 05:17 AM
Hello all i am new to Ubuntu server but i do run a mandrake server and it has been 6 years from my last install and setup so i am real rusty.

i have started to the setup for static ip

through putty i logged in as user changed to root then ran this line

vi /etc/network/interfacesit returns

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
i see how to edit it so i changed it to below but my numbers are set to my network useing fake numbers for posting

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
gateway done how do i save this i have added a screen shot see in the bottom left it is set to insert

i am at a real loss i have been trying to save this for almost 3 hours trying different things but i am lost



November 25th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Welcome to the VI editor. :D

Hit the ESC key to exit the edit mode.

Then use SHIFT + colon to bring up the command interface.

The type this: wq

Hit enter and your done!

wq = write to file and quit.

November 25th, 2009, 06:11 AM
thank you soooo much that worked like a charm i just need to get back into this and really learn it lol


November 25th, 2009, 06:15 AM
try using nano instead of vi, is so much easier