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Old 01-01-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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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.

Thanks

Ryanitus



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
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
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
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4694 (4.5 Kb) TX bytes:4694 (4.5 Kb)


These are the results of 'cat /proc/interrupts':

CPU0
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
NMI: 0
ERR: 0
 
Old 01-01-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Is the router configured dhcp or static?

What class is the IP range?
What subnet?
 
Old 01-01-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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The router is configured for DHCP.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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check linuxconf to see if you have dhcp enabled on your card
root@localuser#linuxconf

under: Networking>Basic Host Information

Hope that helps...
 
Old 01-01-2003, 09:05 PM   #5
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Ahh yes, that's what it was. Thanks so much for helping out a newbie
 
Old 01-01-2003, 09:18 PM   #6
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no problem I am still pretty newbie myself

so it's connecting now?
 
Old 01-01-2003, 09:30 PM   #7
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Yup, everything is working great! Thanks again!
 
Old 01-01-2003, 09:35 PM   #8
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No problem. It's more help than I got before I found this site. Any other ?'s or prolems I can try to help.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 09:03 PM   #9
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Question Determining IP information for eth0... failed

Hi there!

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
onboot: yes

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?

thx

 
Old 01-13-2003, 02:14 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 01:10 PM   #11
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I just had cable access installed and I am getting same thing--eth) initialization FAILS on boot.

linuconf = command not found. Running RH8

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 03:43 PM   #12
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They stopped using Linuxconf since 7.0 but you can always download it (look in google)
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:22 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by dfctve_end_user
check linuxconf to see if you have dhcp enabled on your card
root@localuser#linuxconf

under: Networking>Basic Host Information

Hope that helps...
I'd like to know what that means, please. I have just had cable internet access installed and am now getting eth) initialization FAILED on boot.

Please help
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:24 PM   #14
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linuxconf gives command not found
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:41 PM   #15
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From Red Hat's Website:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...de/ch-ppp.html

http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/HO...dem/index.html

http://www.europe.redhat.com/documen...odem/isps.php3

And because the configurations is very similar to DSL, this might help also:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...de/ch-ppp.html
 
  


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