So, I've installed Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS because of it's minimal processor/memory usage on a former compute node that I've repaired. My goal is to get it connected to my home internet through my cable modem/ethernet so that I can install the various packages I need to compile and run my particle simulation packages. Unfortunately, I have tried the standard approaches given on several forums including this one, and I have not been successful.
I am very much a novice/absolute beginner at all of this, so I appreciate all of the time and help!
Here is what I have tried thus far:
sudo ifconfig eth0 up
Then I edited the network interface file so it looks like this:
#The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback #The primary network interface -- use DHCP to find our address auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
Now I execute this:
dhclient -r sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
For which I get this:
*Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces *Reconfiguring network interfaces... ssh stop/waiting ssh start/running, process 1355
Then when I try to ping google:
I get nothing displayed....
Now, when I run:
Kernal IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 0.0.0.0 126.96.36.199 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 eth0 188.8.131.52 0.0.0.0 255.255.252.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
I very much appreciate any help that you can give me!