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This has been driving me insane for a while now. I'm quite new to Ubuntu, recently started using it for class (recently updated it too, so now the UI is confusing as heck and I have to get used to it all over again ._.), and I'm supposed to add it to my Windows domain. I managed to do so with Windows XP easily, I came across no problems there.

But with Ubuntu, I have this one problem preventing me from adding it to my Windows domain. I follow the steps for installing Likewise Open5, but I can't go past the command line for joining the domain;

"DNS_ERROR_BAD_PACKET - A bad packet was received from a DNS server. Potentially the requested address does not exist."

I would provide an image but I'm not allowed as a new user, so.

Searching Google yields no helpful results because I'm doing it as an assignment and don't actually have any real setup past having Server 2008 open on VMWare with the domain set up and my teacher won't directly help out as he says help from anywhere is allowed but he himself isn't going to help us. So, the suggestions I have found from various forums are all very complicated and they seem to not be very helpful for a novice Ubuntu user. If anyone knows anything about Ubuntu and knows what to do to fix this problem, or can point me to a simple solution, that would be greatly appreciated.

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You can upload images and post links to them (someone else will edit the post to embed them properly), but it's not necessary for a textual error message. What would be helpful is to install Wireshark on Ubuntu and tell it to log all DNS packets; it could be that the requested name actually does not exist (typo? misconfiguration?). – grawity Dec 2 '11 at 22:12
Check this question's links.. may these help you – Niranjan Kala Dec 4 '11 at 3:57

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