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Old 07-17-2005, 08:28 AM   #1
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Configuring network interfaces..takes AGES!


Why is this that on every startup (when I'm using FC4 or Ubuntu) I get this stupid message which takes such a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG TIME to get done and in Fedora ALWAYS fails. Due to this my bootup time gets unnecessarily stretched. Is there any way I can turn off this unnecessary process to make my bootup much faster? I'm so frustrated with this that I just don't want to see this again on bootup. Plz tell me how to murder this thing

Plz help the newbie.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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If you expect to get help, you need to post the error messages you are getting. If they are network specific, it would help if you post your hardware and software configurations. From that, we have a chance to help out.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 09:18 AM   #3
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It's typical for a network interface to be configured by DHCP by default.
The system will be waiting for a DHCP server (typically your firewall or router) to be telling your machine which IP address to use (and other important info about the network).
Either setup a router to do DHCP or change your network to a static IP.

Does Ctrl+C during boot cancel the wait?
 
Old 07-17-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Are you using a wireless card ?
 
Old 07-18-2005, 03:36 AM   #5
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No I have no wireless card. Its adsl over ethernet pppoe.
I get no errors. The boot process configuring network interfaces either gives a blank or says "FAILED" in red.

Just tell me how to disable this thing
 
Old 07-18-2005, 06:29 PM   #6
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In Ubuntu if you didn't want the network to start you could try going into /etc/network/interfaces, probably the same file for FC4. Then take out the line:

auto eth0

This should allow the PC to start without staying at Configuring Network.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 07:33 AM   #7
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Thanks JayCnrs, that helped. Thanks to all others as well
 
  


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