Failed to bring up eth0 on startup - RH8
I am brand new to Linux, and after installing Red Hat 8, I receive the following error messages during start up:
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0... FAILED
The network card is a SIS 900/7016CI which is built into the motherboard. I am trying to connect to a Linksys router. There is another RH8 machine that connects to the router fine.
What should I do to try to solve this problem?
I would appreciate any suggestions.
These are the results of the 'ifconfig -a' command:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0A:E6:12:0A:53
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:2021 (1.9 Kb) TX bytes:3420 (3.3 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd400
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:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:4694 (4.5 Kb) TX bytes:4694 (4.5 Kb)
These are the results of 'cat /proc/interrupts':
0: 333989 XT-PIC timer
1: 626 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
6: 29 XT-PIC floppy
8: 2 XT-PIC rtc
11: 38271 XT-PIC usb-ohci, usb-ohci, eth0, SiS 7012
12: 10819 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 22914 XT-PIC ide0
15: 17377 XT-PIC ide1
Is the router configured dhcp or static?
What class is the IP range?
The router is configured for DHCP.
check linuxconf to see if you have dhcp enabled on your card
under: Networking>Basic Host Information
Hope that helps...
Ahh yes, that's what it was. Thanks so much for helping out a newbie :)
no problem I am still pretty newbie myself
so it's connecting now?
Yup, everything is working great! Thanks again!
No problem. It's more help than I got before I found this site. Any other ?'s or prolems I can try to help.
Determining IP information for eth0... failed
I've just installed Redhat 8.0 and each time it boot I got the same problem. It says "Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check cable?". When my system his fully loaded I just have to do a "ifup eth0 in a shell and it work after 2 or 3 times. I change my module "tulip" to be autoclean and restart the network and its still doing the same thing.
my eth0 is hooked up on a cable modem
network-script: bootproto: DHCP
in my var/log/message:
Its sending DHCPREQUEST multiple times before dropping.
then like i told before.. when I'm in my shell.. I do ifup eth0 and it work...
I just dont understand hehe..
I'm thinking to re-compile the kernel.
Do anybody have an other option?
By default RH8 sets the eth interface with DHCP. Run #setup to configure the network interface in a text-graphical mode.
linuxconf is also a good tool, It has some bugs and it doesn't come with newer linux distro.
I just had cable access installed and I am getting same thing--eth) initialization FAILS on boot.
linuconf = command not found. Running RH8
They stopped using Linuxconf since 7.0 but you can always download it (look in google)
linuxconf gives command not found
From Red Hat's Website:
And because the configurations is very similar to DSL, this might help also:
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