Can't Determine IP Address
I recently installed RHEL 4 WS on my EMachines m6805 laptop. When booting, if the ethernet cable is plugged in, I get "Determining IP Address: Failed". When the cable is unpluged: same except it also prompts me to check cable. This tells me that when the cable is connected, it knows, but won't get an IP. I have a via-rhine nic, which shows up in lsmod. Ideas?
Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr (mac address)
inet6 addr: fe80::203:25ff:fe10:811f/64 Scope: Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU: 1500 Metric:1
packet info for two lines
Interrupt:11 Base address: 0x2c00
Sounds to me like a router problem. I mean, if you have that nic connected
to a router in wich case you should check if you have dhcp enabled on the
Not a router issue. I have tested in 3 different locations. I should have mentioned that when I boot into windows xp, the eth0 works just fine at all 3 locations.
Well, I had the same problem once. My nic didn't get any IP from
dhcp server. I managed to solve it by editing
and anabled dhcp. File looked like this after edit:
# Config information for eth0:
that solved the porblem but I'm using Salckware. I'm not
sure if RHEL uses that file. I think it wont hurt to check and try.
Unfortunatly, that file does not exist in RHEL. Looked around, and made sure that the network config files had dhcp enabled.
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