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Old 10-04-2010, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default install for Cent OS 4.7


Installing this on an old Pent II 350 MHz machine. Ethernet card has a RTL8029 chip on it.

Install went well. During boot the statement "Determining IP information...fails" No IP is assigned to the NIC. I have DHCP running on my linksys router. Should not be an issue.


In a default install, will Cent OS 4.7 normally get the NIC setup with connectivity or is there further config work to do on setting up routes and iptables(firewall) ?
 
Old 10-04-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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Try to disable firewall and selinux

using :

In file /etc/sysconfig/selinux

make the line look like this:
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SELINUX=disabled
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iptables -F
/etc/init.d/iptables save
/etc/init.d/iptables restart
iptables -L
 
Old 10-04-2010, 06:09 AM   #3
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Check if your network card is configured to recieve ip from the DHCP server if not then configure it to do so.


http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...-ethernet.html

Last edited by Sayan Acharjee; 10-04-2010 at 06:14 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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File selinux does not exist in the path

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Try to disable firewall and selinux

using :

In file /etc/sysconfig/selinux

make the line look like this:
 
Old 10-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
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I wish I knew enough to have the GUI working. I think the disc I got was a minimal system as it is for an application used in ham radio called IRLP

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Check if your network card is configured to recieve ip from the DHCP server if not then configure it to do so.


http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...-ethernet.html
 
Old 10-04-2010, 10:10 PM   #6
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Here is the message from the IRLP folks...

"IRLP now ships with CentOS, an open source project which mirrors Redhat EL. The IRLP CD is NOT a full CentOS CD. The version we provide is very small, only 150 megabyte CD, which installs to about 400 megs. If you already have Linux, we still suggest you obtain the IRLP CD for optimal performance. IRLP will not assist in the initial installation of any Linux release besides CentOS, although many others have been set up to work with IRLP."

So, I am dealing with the bare essentials.....command line all the way here. :-)
 
Old 10-04-2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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Ok for,4.7 verison try this:

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system-config-securitylevel
disable it

vi /etc/selinux/config (make selinux=disabled)

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SELINUX=disabled
 
Old 10-04-2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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on a old p2 cpu machine
i am assuming you have about 32 meg or 64 meg of ram

text only and a very min. install might work ?????
but 64 meg ram is about the very min for even "damn small linux"DSL

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wish I knew enough to have the GUI working
for the GUI , the one for the least ram is xfce
but that still needs about 128 meg and 256 meg is better ( 2 gig min.best )
for an example as i type this firefox 3.6 is using about 100 meg of ram
 
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I wish I knew enough to have the GUI working. I think the disc I got was a minimal system as it is for an application used in ham radio called IRLP
Try configuring your network card from CLI then, use the following command:

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#system-config-network
 
Old 10-05-2010, 05:55 AM   #10
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I have about 300 m of RAM.....and plenty of hard disc space....The install went fine.....The issue is networking setup

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on a old p2 cpu machine
i am assuming you have about 32 meg or 64 meg of ram

text only and a very min. install might work ?????
but 64 meg ram is about the very min for even "damn small linux"DSL


for the GUI , the one for the least ram is xfce
but that still needs about 128 meg and 256 meg is better ( 2 gig min.best )
for an example as i type this firefox 3.6 is using about 100 meg of ram
 
Old 10-05-2010, 05:57 AM   #11
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This does not exist from the home. Where does this exist ? Path ?

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Try configuring your network card from CLI then, use the following command:
 
Old 10-05-2010, 05:59 AM   #12
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This does not exist from the home. Where does this exist ? Path ?
Try this:

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/usr/sbin/system-config-network
 
Old 10-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #13
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This does not exist either

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Originally Posted by sayan_acharjee View Post
Try this:
 
Old 10-06-2010, 12:03 AM   #14
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Hi,

Till now what did you try to get the things working.Also let us know the exact errors which you get!
 
Old 10-07-2010, 05:58 AM   #15
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"Determing IP information......failed" during boot....

No connectivity.
Router client table does not show the NIC assigned an IP.


What should the routing table minimally consist of ?

How do I make sure that iptables is turned off. Do not need security on this machine because I rely on a linksys firewall router.

I just want basic connectivity and the NIC to take an IP assignment by the DHCP server on the router.

:-)


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Hi,

Till now what did you try to get the things working.Also let us know the exact errors which you get!
 
  


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