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Old 03-08-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
lonniec
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Used wired to install now on wireless but system waits for wired dhcpoffer.


Knowing I would have issues with wireless adapter in my laptop I chose to boot live Debian Squeeze with my ethernet cable plugged in.

All was well so I did an install. Now that it is installed I added missing drivers for wireless card and have joined my wireless network at the house.

I removed the ethernet cable and restarted the computer. Now during the startup I have a long wait because it is looking for the DHCP server on the ethernet port.

So... How do I stop Debian Squeeze from looking for a DHCP server on a ethernet port that is no longer connected?

Thanks
 
Old 03-08-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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I was looking up for a similar thread in here and found :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t-boot-327186/

hope it does solve your issue.
 
Old 03-08-2011, 09:30 AM   #3
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I take it you aren't using a network manager program?

If you look in the file /etc/network/interfaces you'll find the configuration for the network connection. Edit/comment out the ethernet connection.

Or if you are using a network manager, you need to edit that file so it only reads
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
 
Old 03-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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I take it you aren't using a network manager program?

If you look in the file /etc/network/interfaces you'll find the configuration for the network connection. Edit/comment out the ethernet connection.

Or if you are using a network manager, you need to edit that file so it only reads
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
Thank you I chose the second option as I may use a network manager. This speed up the boot process on my laptop. Thanks Again.
 
  


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