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June 27th, 2008, 12:12 PM
I`m trying to install Gutsy on a laptop with a broken cd drive using http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Now I`ve learned a lot in a short space of time using ubuntu but I have to ask what might be a really dumb question -
What is a netmask and how do I find out what mine is?
I`m in the configure the network stage of the installation.

June 27th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Netmask is usually

June 27th, 2008, 12:16 PM
I`ll try that then. Thanks.

June 27th, 2008, 03:46 PM
This is not a dumb question at all; in fact, the issue of tcp/ip addressing and masks is fairly complicated.

A mask is defined as: a 32-bit number that is used to divide an IP address into 2 parts, a network ID and a host ID.

To identify your mask, open Terminal and type ifconfig at the prompt. The mask will be identified after the inet address and bcast address.