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    static ip address

    I installed the desktop version of ubuntu, but I also need to use the system as a local web server, name server, etc. The desktop installation never asked for an ip address; it just assumed I wanted DHCP. I've been reading man pages and documentation, but I am very new to ubuntu coming from Fedora and still have no idea how to change it to use a static ip address on my local network. Someone must know how to do this....

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    Cool Re: static ip address

    you should have downloaded the Server Edition if u were doing a Server
    Main OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Laptop: Linux Mint (Cinnamon)

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    Re: static ip address

    I use the system as a desktop system and development system with test servers for the local network only. I was told that it would be easier to install the desktop and add the server packages, rather than the other way around. There is no installation that offers both.

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    Wink Re: static ip address

    hmmm wait till the Experts come to help you i am new to Linux ..
    Main OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Laptop: Linux Mint (Cinnamon)

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    Re: static ip address

    For anyone else wanting to set up a static ip address after doing a desktop installation, I found this which seems to have worked.
    http://codesnippets.joyent.com/posts/show/319

    If you want to change your host name and identify it with your static ip address, you can edit /etc/hosts.
    Code:
    man hosts
    To test your configuration, the following commands are helpful:
    ifconfig
    ping

    If you set up a local name server, these commands will help with testing:
    dig
    host

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