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Bringing up interface eth0 [FAILED]

Posted on 2004-08-13
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Hello Everyone,

I just installed Redhat Enterprise Linux WS on my laptop.  At startup, the screen stalls at this line...

"Bringing up interface eth0"

...then after about 45 seconds it gives me a "[FAILED]" status and then continues with the rest of the startup without any further problems.  Why does it do this?  My laptop is not connected to a network.  I would like to somehow bypass this test or disable whatever is causing this delay b/c I'm working with Oracle and I need to frequently test/configure database parameters and bounce the server to see the effect of my changes  -- I cannot afford to wait so long for each startup.

Any help would be apppreciated.  Thanks for your time!
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the eth try to find a ip address one solution you can add a ipaddress to the card

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

add this lines

IPADDR="127.0.0.1"
IPADDR="192.168.1.88"  


 (these lines are examples change the address)



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I added both lines to the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file.  This did not fix the problem.

I added only the first IP address.  This did not fix the problem either.

Thanks for your help.
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by:pablouruguay
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but you remove the DHCP=yes ???? or move to DHCP=no ????
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by:de2Zotjes
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There is a line in the ifcfg-eth0 that reads
ONBOOT=yes

change it to read
ONBOOT=no

At startup redhat will no longer bring up the eth0 interface. If you do want to brng ip up later (while you are using the machine), become root and type ifup eth0
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