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Old 07-16-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy I forgot to key in IP Address while installing Linux

I recently insatlled Red Hat Linux ES Workstation...While installed I had forgotten to type in my IP Address while installation..Someone tel me how do rectify this? Very New to Linux..But want to learn....
Old 07-16-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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do you have a dhcp server on your network? try


and see if any of those get you on the network. If not you can do it manually, but you will have to know the internal ip address of the router you are hooked to or of the isp's router if your connected directly. Then you would do this ( assuming the routers internal ip is ) and your card was eth0

ifconfig eth0
route add default gw
echo nameserver > /etc/resolv.conf
Old 07-16-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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thanks for the info..but can u be bit more clear abt the syntax...its a dhcp do i do it manually exactly..?appreciate it if u could tell...
Old 07-16-2006, 02:26 PM   #4
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Looks like it is a workstation, Yes? If so, open a terminal and type:

su -
{your root password}

ifconfig eth0 the address you wish to give it/the subnet you wish to have. = 24

See if that works.
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This link will give you more help/insight how to do that.


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