Network configuration cannot determine ip info

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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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)

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