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When I boot into RH7.1, it stops at "Bringing up interface eth0:".
It was working fine since I installed about two weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to modify since that install so I haven't changed anything. All of the sudden today, it does this.
Tried boot disc, starting with card unplugged, and even re-installed. I have a dual boot system with Win98se on the other hard drive. Windows works fine (I'm using it now).
Does it eventually continue or does it permanently sit there (and by permanently that means several minutes, not just the 60 seconds or so I've been known to lose patience by)?
If it permanently sits there, and you have a lilo prompt before you go into Linux, try typing "linux single" at the prompt - it should boot into linux without any network features at all (ie. not even trying to bring up eth0) and you can at least look at troubleshooting a little.
You're using redhat, so have a look at linuxconf and see what information you've got for your network card, and make sure it's ok (obviously it's not, but see what you can find out).
If it eventually continues, ditto, just check out linuxconf and see what you can see.
If you're obtaining an IP via DHCP, and the system is having having trouble obtaining a DHCP lease, it will stall for a while at that point (and will then fail to bring up the device) . Post a little more info regarding your network/internet setup.
It sounds like you're on a DHCP connection, and it its not working, or you're not hooked up, eth0 will sit for awhile during boot looking for resolution of the problem. It will eventually continue. If that works, then I suggest that you disable the "on boot" option for you eth connection so that it does not automatically search during startup. You can always start it manually as root by typing: