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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

Network configuration

On the next screen you can choose to configure the Internet and Network settings. Choose "OK" to have the installer probe your network devices, or remove "Use auto detection" to manually configure the appropriate settings.

Select the "Cancel" button to skip the Networking configuration. (You should use this option, read ahead)

Linux Network Configuration
Fig. 1.26 The network wizard

If you know what you are doing, this is your opportunity to configure your network interface, otherwise:

  • Click cancel to continue.

There is a simple trick that you might want to learn here. Most of the time it is hard to know what driver is required for the net card in order to work properly, or you may not even know what brand you are using. Auto detection will give you this information, pay attention to whatever you do. If you know TCP/IP, you could go ahead and try to auto detect the net card and enter the IP address you will be using. Take notes about the net card if you run the auto detection.

- Choose the configuration type and click ok to proceed with the setup.

You can press cancel at any time during the net card auto configuration process. By pressing cancel you will be brought back to the first screen (network configuration wizard). We will go through the network configuration later after the installation. You learn more when you do things manually. Trust me it is the best way to learn especially when you get into trouble.

Summary of the installation

A summary of your installation is displayed.

Linux Installation Summary
Fig. 1.27

The "Summary" window shows a list of settings that can be modified by selecting the appropriate button.