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Network configuration cannot determine ip info

Posted on 2004-10-25
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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?
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Question by:xoxomos
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    by:NetworkArchitek
    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)

    Cheers!
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    by:xoxomos
    It  does the same '..determining ip information for eth0.
     This is built into the motherboard, an elite.  Kudzu detects it as Rhine II.
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    by:xoxomos
    failed
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    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.
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    by:xoxomos
    The manual is at work.  This is a dual boot though.  Xp sees the samelan port on the same machine
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    by:aashishkunte
    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 !  
                                               
       
     
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    by:xoxomos
    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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