My box encounter a power failure. After booting again, the ubuntu server (which I installed on the box) does not automatically acquire a Network IP (I didn't set a LAN-static ip for that box - the IP is generated by a router). I'm getting freaking because I cannot find a usb keyboard around the place (everyone at my place is using ps2 keyboard which my box does not support any more).
I'm gonna bring it back to my friend house to have thing fixed. However, can anyone help explaining why my Ubuntu 10.04 does not acquire an IP after a power failure? How can I prevent this behavior?