Network configuration cannot determine ip info

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Running RH3 dual boot with XP.  XP see network fine.  Linux box sees eth0 but fails on bootup.  If i go in and try activating  it comes back with 'determining ip information for eth0 ...failed'
It is just dhcp.   What else does it have to be?
Question by:xoxomos
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi xoxomos,
    What kind of nic do you have? Does this work:

    #service iptables stop
    #ifup eth0

    (of course do not type the "#", that just means you are doing it as root)


    Author Comment

    It  does the same '..determining ip information for eth0.
     This is built into the motherboard, an elite.  Kudzu detects it as Rhine II.

    Author Comment

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    Accepted Solution

    What make/model is the NIC? Your motherboard doc's should tell.

    Another common solution to a non-functional NIC, for which there are RHEL 3.0 drivers, is to disable PnP mode in the system BIOS if you have that option.

    Author Comment

    The manual is at work.  This is a dual boot though.  Xp sees the samelan port on the same machine
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    Hi xoxomos,

               Try running netconfig command through console and assign IP and the network addresses
    like getway and nameserver etc.
                        U can use kudzu for detecting your  NIC .  and then try netconfig
    Also there is another method to get information through modules.conf  in /etc

                    Try netconfig and restart network services with service network restart !  

    Author Comment

    Never figured this out.  Reinstalled and it found two NICs.  I deactivated one and the other worked.???
    Also there were prompts for networking on the second install, but not the first.

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