Ubuntu – changing DHCP to Static

Before jumping in and making the changes, do ifconfig -a and note down any particular settings which you may need (if you don’t already know them) Then edit /etc/network/interfaces change: iface eth0 inet dhcp to: iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.101 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 10.0.0.0 broadcast 10.0.0.255 gateway 10.0.0.100 May also need to add nameservers […]

Adding Ubuntu Repositories

In a nutshell edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list You can edit it from the command line ( http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine ) or use the GUI from the Ubuntu desktop: System –> Administration –> Software Properties and add to the repositories by adding a channel (the add button). You can also add new repositories there as well. For a […]

RAR in Ubuntu

IMHO RAR is a dying archive format, except in the torrent and related warez world. Why? I don’t know. But what I do know (now) is how to install RAR for linux under Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) and this is it: Download rarlinux, the version I got was 3.6.0 and I found it here: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz (you […]