Trying to change Ubuntu 10.04 Server from DHCP client to a static address results in a box that is unreachable via IP.
During reboot, it has a “reconfiguring network fail” error message. On start up it has several error messages.
What happens if you login at the console and run :
i can't get to a login prompt
If you can't get to a login prompt, that seems like an ubuntu bug .. no networking change should be able to prevent the system from booting.
I think I figured it out.
In the Webmin GUI under the “Edit Bootup Interface” screen, if you leave “Broadcast” set to automatic, you get the error messages on reboot and networking fails during the next boot.
If you set the “Broadcast” manually, everything is fine.
If you set broadcast to automatic, what does the /etc/network/interfaces file contain?
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
I believe this issue has been resolved. Perhaps a change on Ubuntu's part.
OK.. marking as closed then.
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