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How to set a static IP address in Linux

To access the Installation Console, you need to manually set the IP address of your computer to 169.254.0.2. 

To change the computer’s IP address in Ubuntu Desktop edition, start the Unity Dash and look for “Network Connections

Ubuntu Network Connections

Ubuntu Network Connections

Next select the active wired connection and click the “Edit” button:

Edit Network Connections

Edit Network Connections

In the newly opened window, select “IPv4 Settings” tab. This is where you edit the settings for IP version 4. Then in the dropdown menu next to “Method” select “Manual“:

Configure Network Connection

Configure Network Connection

Now click the “Add” button and enter your IP address settings:


Set Static IP Address

You can now hit the “Save” button to apply the changes. If your computer previously used dynamic IP address, you will now need to reconnect to your network so the static IP address can be set. This can be done by using the “connection” setting in the top right corner:

Network Connections Status

 

Your network settings are now configured.

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