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Old 07-25-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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RedHat Alpha 6.2 eth0 "delaying initialization" problem


I recently installed RedHat 6.2 Alpha on an old DEC Multia. The install went fine *with some tweaking*. I know that the kernel I am using had the correct modules to utilize the onboard NIC as I installed the OS over FTP. However, after booting from the installtion (rather than setup media) when running service network start/ifup eth0 loopback is brought up and I then recieve the following error:

Delaying eth0 initialization.

eth0 is never brought up, and running service network start results in the expected [FAILED] error.

I have googled this a bit and seen some old mailing lists on the subject, but no definitative answer. The Multia does have 2 PCMCIA slots, however the ethernet card is a built in 10baseT.

Also, I have statically configured eth0 and the config is correct.

Last edited by TotalDefiance; 07-25-2005 at 10:22 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 12:21 AM   #2
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again, fixed my own problem. I had not finalized the install (like i said, some tweaking on the alpha) and was still using my boot kernel, not the installed one. once I installed MILO to disk and set it to use my system kernel, all was well.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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Well done excellent post and a good contribution to the forum.

Of course, anyone running RH8 or less is normally strongly urged to upgrade. However - installing an old OS to an old computer is probably wise. Keep up the good work.
 
  


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