linux 5.8 what
RHEL 5.8 ( the current is 5.9 in the old 5 series )
CentOS 5.8 -- it is unsupported ( only 5.9 in the old 5 series is supported)
the ubuntu instructions are very different than the old rhel5 instructions
is this a terminal ONLY install ?
-- the most common for rhel
or a desktop install ?
if desktop then What desktop ?
also be aware that the old 5 rhel/cent OS might not support new hardware .
or in "network "
Seeing as this is a network issue this forum
the instructions depend on if you are using a GUI or a terminal server install
for a home install using Gnome2
there are two programs in the old 5 series
"Network" and "NetworkManager"
"NetworkManager" was a bit experimental back then .
"NetworkManager" added wireless support
if #1 and #3 in the post above
1. I had already made following entries in ifcfg-eth0 :
3. These entries in /etc/sysconfig/network :
did not turn it off
then you will need to use the gui ( assuming that Gnome2 is used -- it is default)
click on the "network" icon -- should be in the bottom right tool bar
or in the top tool bar - System / preferences / Network
and from that gui tool turn it off in dhcp for "eth-0" for the cable connection
there should be a ipv6 tab next to the ipv4 tab