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Network configuration cannot determine ip info

Posted on 2004-10-25
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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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NetworkArchitek earned 200 total points
ID: 12407492
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)


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ID: 12407823
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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jlevie earned 200 total points
ID: 12407862
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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ID: 12408122
The manual is at work.  This is a dual boot though.  Xp sees the samelan port on the same machine

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aashishkunte earned 200 total points
ID: 12420906
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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ID: 13079866
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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