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Old 01-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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FC6 boot with active eth


Maybe this is a dumb question but I have FC6 and I was wondering how I could setup my nic on eth0 to become active when the system starts up? I have googled this and cant get any strait resolution.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 01-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Take a look at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. This configuration file is used when the system brings up networking.

You should put the directive "ONBOOT=yes" if it's not there already. (On a line by itself, it's setting an environment variable for a shell script.)
 
Old 01-19-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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Actually I did take a look at that and it does say "YES". Its weird I have checked everything from what I can tell and everything I have checked says it should turn on when the system boots but for some weird reason it doesnt. Any ideas?

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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check boot logs

I guess at this point you're down to checking the system log during a boot to see what diagnostics can be gleaned there. From a regular user account 'dmesg' might help or look at /var/log/messages (default location of syslog output) directly as root. Compare what you find there to the output of 'ifup eth0' as root at the command line (I AM assuming this works, since your post specifically concerns boot time behavior issues.)
 
  


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