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Old 03-13-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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lo and eth0 fail on boot


I have redhat 7.3 and I shutdown the computer so I could change a fan.

As the system was shuting down it showed the interactive shutdown and it said eth0 failed.

When I boot the PC back up it goes through the interactive startup and it says

lo Missing config file ifcfg [FAILED]
eth0 Missing config fiel ifcfg [FAILED]

i checked /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo and/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and the file is there with all the proper info.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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Are the permissions on the files OK?
644 should be enough.

Have you tried restarting after the boot:
/etc/init.d/network stop
(^ Just to make sure it is stopped first)
Then
/etc/init.d/network start
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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OK well I changed the file permissions to 644 and

I still get the same result.

I rebooted the computer and lo actually booted OK but eth0 failed. I rebooted 1 more time and then they booth failed.


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Old 03-13-2003, 02:05 PM   #4
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I took a look closer look at what the error was and thought I would see if anyone can help me with this.

Is there anyway that it is missing the ifcfg file.

I beleive that the system is really looking for the ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-lo but is it possible I am missing ifcfg

Thanks
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:36 PM   #5
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One other thing.

when I run

/etc/init.d/network stop

it tells me that I am missing ifcfg [FAILED]
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:50 PM   #6
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ifcfg should reside in /sbin e.g.
/sbin/ifcfg

Does it exist?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:57 PM   #7
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it does exist.

I have checked it against another linux box and everything is the same. (Where it should be)
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:59 PM   #8
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also the permisssion onthat is also 644
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:02 PM   #9
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ha ha - change the permisson to 755 - you need to be able to execute it

chmod 755 /sbin/ifcfg
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:16 PM   #10
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Sorry - my second test proved inconclusive it may not be that problem?

Try installing iproute-2.4.7-1.i386.rpm

Download
ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/7.3/e...4.7-1.i386.rpm
Then enter the command "rpm -ivh /path/to/iproute-2.4.7-1.i386.rpm"
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:28 PM   #11
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I really do appreciate all your help.

Now I only get an error on the lo but the eth0 does not even say it attempted to start.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:40 PM   #12
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Can you give me the EXACT messages from the moment you type
/etc/init.d/network restart
until it finishes

It is much easier to see what is happening

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Old 03-14-2003, 10:23 AM   #13
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# /etc/init.d/network restart

Shuttingdown interface eth0 [OK]
Missing config file ifcfg

Setting Network Paramaters [OK]

Bringing up interface lo: Missing config file ifcfg. [FAILED]
#
 
Old 03-14-2003, 12:39 PM   #14
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mmm - odd that it should try to shut down eth0 and not try to bring it back up!

How about recreating the config files?

Stop the network first:
/etc/init.d/network stop

1) "mv /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 /root/"
2) "mv /etc/sysconfig/networking/ifcfg-lo /root/"
3) "vi /etc/sysconfig/networking/ifcfg-lo"
enter:

Code:
DEVICE=lo
IPADDR=127.0.0.1
NETMASK=255.0.0.0
NETWORK=127.0.0.0
# If you're having problems with gated making 127.0.0.0/8 a martian,
# you can change this to something else (255.255.255.255, for example)
BROADCAST=127.255.255.255
ONBOOT=yes
NAME=loopback
4) "mv /etc/sysconfig/network /root/"
5) "vi /etc/sysconfig/network"
enter:

Code:
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=YOURHOST
GATEWAY=YOUR.GW.GOES.HERE
and change YOURHOST and YOUR.GW.GOES.HERE

6) "netconfig"
7) enter your network info

Then start the network:
/etc/init.d/network start

Last edited by david_ross; 03-14-2003 at 12:41 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:02 PM   #15
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I have not tried the last suggestion but I am thinking that something else maybe wrong now.

When booting up it seems to hang in serverl places at diferent times:

Sometimes when shutting down

NFS fails.

But i will try your suggestion now
 
  


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