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How to configure network adapter over DRAC to Install Ubuntu Server 9.10

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Hello,

I have been provided with a dedicated server with a hosting company and given access to do the install of the operating system via DRAC 5. I have the ISO of ubuntu server 9.10 loaded in the virtual media drive and running through the install as normal.

However when it comes to the section where ubuntu attempt to configure the network adapter for DHCP i get a choice of 3 network adapters

eth0: broadcom corporation netxtreme BCM5722 gigabit ethernet PCI
eth1: broadcom corporation netxtreme II  BCM 5708 gigabit ethernet
eth3: broadcom corporation netxtreme BCM5722 gigabit ethernet PCI

When i select the broadcom eth0 it attempts to configure it but comes back with a message saying:
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Network autoconfiguration failed
your network is probably not using the DHCP protocol. Alternatively the DHCP server may be slow or some network hardware is not working properly.

Continue
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I am given the option to retry, i get the same message.

If i then choose configure later and edit my interfaces file once install is complete i have no internet connectivity from the server, i.e i cannot ping an out side ip.

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If i choose manually configure i get the same result.

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I am now on my third attempt and need some advice.

Thanks for reading.
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