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I'll try to keep this short.

I've installed Mandrake 7.0 for the very first time, so I guess you can say I'm a total nitwit with Linux.
I spend my days with reading howto's and stuff, there is just one problem:

I have to do it in Windows. Well, not really a problem, but it's stupid to switch every time i want to look something up on the internet to switch back to Windows.

Well, I guess you say: Why don't you use Linux for it. Taadaa! The problem!

Okay, I'll try to explain what the problem is. I've installed Mandrake and my NIC is luckely detected (yay). When I use the console and use the ifconfig eth0 command it does show all the details. Now, I have an cable internet connection, which requires DHCP support for I have a dynamic IP.

Therefor I've installed dhcpcd. When I take a look at dhcpcd.info it does show, everything. My IP, Subnet, DHCP server IP, etc etc.

The strange thing is when I try to configure my NIC with netconf, it won't load on the next boot of Kernel. It fails saying: bringing up eth0 Delaying eth0 configuration.

After that doesn't show any details with ifconfig anymore and it's kinda useless. When I clean all the fields in netconf and apply that it still gives me the 'error' during booting the kernel and still I can't go online.

Does anybody have suggestion or can offer me any help???

I would be so gratefull!!!

Greetz,

Olli
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Uhm, just set the card to "dhcp" in whatever config program you use, Mandrake 7 is delivered with a dhcp client.

If it really says "Delaying ethX initialization" that means (in most cases) that you have a hardware conflict.
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In Mandrake use the DrakeConf or linuxconf program that installs with it, choose the Network Configurator, and click on the Basic Host information.   Choose the tab for the appropriate adaptor (usually adaptor one, eth0).  Check enabled, and dhcp.  Choose the driver to use at the bottom, and enter the io address and irq to use if you know them.  That should set it, this has worked on all madrake boxes for me.
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