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Old 10-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Debian 6 install problems


Hi ppl im completely new to linux so please excuse me if i sound dumb. I need to build a server using debian 5/6. I have a emachines5210 pentium 4 2.5ghz with 1gb of ram and 230gb hard drive, this is just an old one i had lying around. I downloaded firmware-6.0.3-i386-netinst.iso burned to disc and booted it up. i get to select language etc but then it hangs on the detect network hardare and the cursor dosnt move ?? id be grateful if anyone could help me get by this , thanks marty
 
Old 10-26-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Which mode are you using?

Try the expert text mode and walk through the questions.

Post back.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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cheers etech3 for replying. Ok what i done was change to different pc inwhich i sucessfully installed debian 6. Now im trying to change to a static ip . When i type in /etc/network/interfaces its saying permission denied and thats me logged in under user name then opened root terminal and put in root password . thanks marty
 
Old 10-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #4
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/etc/network/interfaces is a configuration file, not a program. Open it in a text editor.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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thanks for the reply im a total newbie. i went into the file system -- etc -- then network -- then opened interfaces with gedit but its coming up read-only :-S sorry for the hasle
 
Old 10-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #6
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You have to be root to write the file after changing it. The same is for with every file in /etc.
Open a root terminal and type
Code:
nano /etc/network/interfaces
and you will get the file in an easy to use commandline texteditor named nano.
 
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #7
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thanks a million managed to put in the code
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.225
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1

but how do i save it ? real sorry for the silly questions


sorry done a bit of research there sorry for being lazy ctr o

Last edited by martyb123; 10-27-2011 at 04:35 PM. Reason: misread info
 
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Ctrl+o for saving, Ctrl+x for exiting the editor, as shown below the text input field. Should have said that ^o means press the Ctrl key together with o.
 
  


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