Can't seem to dynamically assign my ethernet card using DHCP client daemon
I'm a novice when it comes to networking in Linux. I recently installed SUSE 8.0 Pro on my laptop and I have been trying to connect to the internet (via an ethernet cable modem). I opted to use the DHCP client daemon since that's what most of the books recommended.
I manage to successfully configure my ethernet card as eth0. But typing the command "rcnetwork start" gives the message "eth0 (DHCP).........no IP address yet..................backgrounding". I have tried setting my ethernet IP address statically and that doesn't give any error messages but I can't connect to the internet. I have run out of ideas and would appreciate any suggestions.
By the way; is there a specific protocol to follow when trying to connect to the internet.
Distribution used: SUSE 8.0 Pro
System: Dual Boot, Windows XP and SUSE
UNIQUE="mnDB.wx55IqjLyO0 (What's this parameter)
Installed: DHCP Tools
A DHCP Client Daemon
Typing in "ifstatus eth0" gives: dhcpcd running
eth0 not up
Any help will be greatly appreciated.