LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-26-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
flamah
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: London
Distribution: FEDORA CORE 2
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Exclamation eth0 cannot connect to dhcp


hello I hope you can help - i am having the following problem....

I have just installed redhat linux 9 it is straight out of the box and I accepted ALL the default options. But when booting up - the bit with all the OK's I get this error........
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bringing up interface eth0.
Determining ip information for eth 0 failed; No link present, check cable?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

this means i cannot connect to the inet, I know there is nothing wrong with the physical connection as i can connect to the inet if i put a win98 drive in the PC.

I have a 3Com (3C905B-TX) network card

Any help on this matter would be very appreciated.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:48 AM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,066
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
And is there supposedly a DHCP server
somewhere on the other end of the network
cable?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #3
flamah
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: London
Distribution: FEDORA CORE 2
Posts: 53

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes and unfortantlly its my internet connection
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
ScooterB
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Distribution: Linux Redhat 9.0, Fedora Core 2,Debian 3.0, Win 2K, Win95, Win98, WinXp Pro
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 31
You might try putting in the win98 drive, going to a cmd promt and getting all the ip information. "ipconfig /all" Write down all the info and then put in the Linux drive, start up, and config the ethernet card with that data. I know that the dhcp server may have re-assigned the ip address to another box by then but it may be worth a try. If it works it may just be somethig in the config file.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
t3___
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 240

Rep: Reputation: 30
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

The origianl is here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...threadid=150888
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
ScooterB
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Distribution: Linux Redhat 9.0, Fedora Core 2,Debian 3.0, Win 2K, Win95, Win98, WinXp Pro
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 31
I too found something that may be of interest. I did a search and found the following thread that addressess this issue: LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Pcmcia errors in Slackware 9. The thread id #94958 was posted around 9/20/2003. I don't know how to show it like t3___ so this is the best that I can do. I also found on another site a message thread and somebody replied that it might be the IRQ for the card (normally) being used by something else.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dhcp says eth0 hw address is ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff jameson Linux - Newbie 2 06-26-2013 05:22 PM
Problem withInternet, DHCP, connect with eth0 down work, connect with eth0 up not zowey Linux - Networking 1 03-12-2004 11:05 AM
Can't connect RH9 dhcp client eth0 rjsaul Linux - Networking 0 10-24-2003 07:18 PM
Yet again (DHCP/ETH0 issues) v4mofo Linux - Networking 1 09-21-2002 09:10 PM
Cannot bring up eth0 using DHCP gigem2000 Linux - Networking 1 11-10-2001 08:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration