This isn't exactly a current problem but I can see it arising again if I try another upgrade.
I am currently running Mandrake 9.0 which is working well and without any dramas but I liked the look of Gnome 2 (my choice of GUI)
Anyway I decided I'll do an upgrade which seemed to go well until I went to use the net. I had no connection and I couldn't get it to connect nor could I ping anything besides local machines on the network which it is sharing the connection for.
My ISP uses DHCP to allocate IP addresses which hasn't been a problem before but when I enabled the connection in Mandrake 9.1 it would change my hostname to dhcp-106-46 when infact I set the hostname to 'holden'. I couldn't work out where it got the 106-46 numbers from either as it was nothing like what my IP is/was.
I thought ok something must have gone wrong with the upgrade and tried a format and fresh install, the same thing happened with the hostname set to dhcp-106-46 again.
I am wondering is this a common problem? also if I was to attempt another upgrade shortly how could I overcome this problem?
Any help would be great.