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Old 04-10-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Determining IP information for eth0....failed


Hi All,
I am a newbie trying to connect 2 linux boxes through a switch and on one of them I get the error " Determining IP information for eth0... failed".

I am attaching the output from lsmod, dmesg, ifconfig -a and route for ready reference.
******************************************************
lsmod

Module Size Used by Not tainted
ide-cd 35196 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 33472 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
autofs 12948 0 (autoclean) (unused)
natsemi 19200 1
ipt_REJECT 3896 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2380 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 14648 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
loop 11928 0 (autoclean)
lvm-mod 63456 0
keybdev 2880 0 (unused)
mousedev 5428 1
hid 21700 0 (unused)
input 5792 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 25868 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 19592 0 (unused)
usbcore 77696 1 [hid usb-uhci ehci-hcd]
ext3 69984 2
jbd 51220 2 [ext3]
**********************************************************
dmesg

Linux version 2.4.20-8 (bhcompilestripples.

) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:18:24 EST 2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff8000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff8000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 61424 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1533.426 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3060.53 BogoMIPS
Memory: 252988k/262080k available (1312k kernel code, 6660k reserved, 996k data, 128k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU: CLK_CTL MSR was 6003d22f. Reprogramming to 2003d22f
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgoochatnfsiroau)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Inte
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdaf1, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router default [1106/3177] at 00:11.0
PCI: Hardcoded IRQ 14 for device 00:11.1
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
pty: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS1 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET4: Frame Diverter 0.46
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:11.1
PCI: Hardcoded IRQ 14 for device 00:11.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
hdb: C/H/S=0/0/0 from BIOS ignored
hda: SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-152G, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdb: Maxtor 6Y060L0, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03bea44, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdb: host protected area => 1
hdb: 120103200 sectors (61493 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=119150/16/63, UDMA(133)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Partition check:
hdb: [PTBL] [7476/255/63] hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 hdb4 < hdb5 >
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 145k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: irq 5, pci mem d0848e00
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
PCI: 00:10.3 PCI cache line size set incorrectly (32 bytes) by BIOS/FW.
PCI: 00:10.3 PCI cache line size corrected to 64.
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Jan-22
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:26:20 Mar 13 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe000, IRQ 5
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xdc00, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd800, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtechsusecz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,67), internal journal
LVM version 1.0.5+(22/07/2002) module loaded
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Adding Swap: 522072k swap-space (priority -1)
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,66), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
natsemi dp8381x driver, version 1.07+LK1.0.17, Sep 27, 2002
originally by Donald Becker <beckerscyld
2.4.x kernel port by Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xd08c0000, 00:09:5b:1a:50:34, IRQ 5.
eth0: link up.
eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 0x5e1 partner 0x00.
eth0: link down.
eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 0x5e1 partner 0x45e1.
eth0: link up.
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
hda: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
*****************************************************************
[rootlocalhost root]# ifconfig -a

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:5B:1A:50:34
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:6840 (6.6 Kb)
Interrupt:5

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:11318 (11.0 Kb) TX bytes:11318 (11.0 Kb)
***************************************************************
[rootocalhost root]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:01 AM   #2
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I think you either need to give the machine a static ip address, configure it to get an ip address from a DHCP server, fix your dhcp server. or set up a dhcp server because you don't have one.

If the two linux box are the only things on the network (no internet access) then just make one 192.168.0.2 and the other 192.168.0.3 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 and no gateway address.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
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I am not able to setup the dhcp server

on giving the command "/sbin/service/dhcpd start" I get the following error
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For info, please visit
Wrote 0 leases to leases file.

Not configured to listen on any interfaces!

If you did not get this software from , please
get the latest from ftp.isc.org and install that before
requesting help.

*************************************************

my dhcpd.conf file has the following information
I added the first line containing "ad-hoc" after coming across a msg in a newsgroup, but that did not solver the problem
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ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
option routers 192.168.1.254;
shared-network YOUR.NET {
subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.1.40 192.168.1.50;

}

}

*************************************************
The ifconfig -a command does not show the inet addr: Bcast and Mask for eth0.


I am using Redhat 9.0


Thanks is advance

Last edited by linuxnew; 04-11-2004 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 04:51 PM   #4
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DHCPD IS FOR A DHCP SERVER !!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot stress this enough, too many people are trying to get there network going by using DHCPD witch is not right.

You need to setup your box in the networking section tu USE DHCP or BootP.
Your router should already be setup for DHCP service.

instead of typing dhcpd, type: ifdown eth0 ; ifup eth0

then ifconfig should show an eth0 device with an INET_ADDR line with your lan IP.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Autopsy,

I set the "Automatic obtain IP address to dhcp" in the network configuration utility.
I tried giving ifdown eth0 at the prompt no output, then I gave ifup eth0 and the output says
"Determining IP information for eth0....connect: Network is unreachable
failed"
 
Old 04-11-2004, 05:45 PM   #6
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what is your switch connected to?
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:41 PM   #7
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The switch connects both the computers, it is not connected to the internet or anyother outside network. Simply put, the two boxes are connected through the switch.

Thanks
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:12 AM   #8
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OK well in that case, you need to turn off DHCP/BootP.

Set an IP address for the machine in question, and add the other computers IP and name to the /etc/hosts file, I was under the impression you needed DHCP IP connectivity.

Set an IP instead of using DHCP, and see if ifconfig has the set IP under the INET_ADDR section.

If you still experience problems, post errors, for when you use ifup eth0 and or the output of ifconfig .
You are not far from sifting out the problem.
But no, you absolutely do not need dhcpd for a switch.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 08:45 PM   #9
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I am trying to setup a small cluster as discussed in http://home.attmil.ne.jp/a/jm/

from thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=101154

hence the need to setup dhcp. Meanwhile when I run the command "/usr/sbin/dhcpd -d -f eth0" I get a new error message
***************************************************
[root@localhost root]# /usr/sbin/dhcpd -d -f eth0
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Server V3.0.1rc13
Copyright 1995-2003 Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Wrote 0 leases to leases file.

No subnet declaration for eth0 (0.0.0.0).
** Ignoring requests on eth0. If this is not what
you want, please write a subnet declaration
in your dhcpd.conf file for the network segment
to which interface eth0 is attached. **


Not configured to listen on any interfaces!

If you did not get this software from ftp.isc.org, please
get the latest from ftp.isc.org and install that before
requesting help.


*******************************************************

my dhcpd.conf file is as below, I tried googling the error but could not resolve the problem

*******************************************************
ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
ignore client-updates;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option broadcast-address 192.168.1.255;
shared-network YOUR.NET {
subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range dynamic-bootp 192.168.1.40 192.168.1.50;
default-lease-time 21600;
max-lease-time 43200;

}

}
*****************************************************
 
Old 04-13-2004, 01:59 AM   #10
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Hi All,
I am a newbie trying to connect 2 linux boxes through a switch and on one of them I get the error " Determining IP information for eth0... failed".



I am trying to setup a small cluster as discussed in http://home.attmil.ne.jp/a/jm/

from thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...threadid=101154

hence the need to setup dhcp. Meanwhile when I run the command "/usr/sbin/dhcpd -d -f eth0" I get a new error message


ok, man Im confused.
What are you doing setting up a beoWulf cluster if you cant even get you Linux machine working with DHCP, ?? LOL!!

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:24 PM   #11
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that made me lol, I think I got it. The machine is assigned an IP address based upon the mac address.
 
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I don't believe what you need is a switch if youve already got a DHCP server running beyond the switch. lol ~!

If your machines cant both get along using DHCP, then I wouldnt doubt its because its broken, or because a switch operates on a lower level than a router, only 1 can use DHCP at a time.

Setup a DHCP server outside of the switch, and then turn on DHCP/BootP lol!

Last edited by AutOPSY; 04-13-2004 at 11:43 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:05 AM   #13
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Ok, DUMB QUESTION TIME!

Quote:
Originally posted by AutOPSY
I don't believe what you need is a switch if youve already got a DHCP server running beyond the switch. lol ~!

If your machines cant both get along using DHCP, then I wouldnt doubt its because its broken, or because a switch operates on a lower level than a router, only 1 can use DHCP at a time.

Setup a DHCP server outside of the switch, and then turn on DHCP/BootP lol!
I just went to work and reinstalled Windows 2000 on my Dell (don't worry it's multi-boot, I run mostly my Mandrake 9.1 on it). However, I needed some extra space, so I deleted the Win2K partition and re-installed from scratch (I waited too long, should have done so years ago).

In any event, I'm in the process of giving it essentially a very clean and lean install. The reason for putting it back on is basically for a fallback.

In any event, I put ZoneAlarm on yesterday and where I'm connected to the Internet via a LinkSys box, I have told ZA to accept 192.168.0.x as a legitamate network range.

This morning, ZA dings with a "New Network Detected: IP Address 168.254.0.0" what should ZA do....

Now I'm picking up bits and pieces from the Internet that this has to do with a default DHCP address. Can somebody fill me in on whether this thing is actually dangerous? And what sould I do about it. One more note, I do have another computer connected to the LinkSys box and it would be nice to have them networked. Oddly, I can do this easily (albeit not automatically) under Linux & NFS. I'd like to be able to do it under Win2K, the other machine is usually in WinXP mode (for the kids).

thanks a bunch

- perry
 
  


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