LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Password
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris and OpenSolaris.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
as400
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Solaris 10 (x86) and Windows XP Pro SP2
Posts: 596

Rep: Reputation: 30
Solaris 10 8/07 NOT booting to CDE when Network cable UNPLUGGED


Hi,

I hope you guys can really help....

OK, when my network cable is UNPLUGGED when I boot into Solaris, it does not want to boot into my desktop at all and I receive the following message below. I managed to reboot the system WITH the cable now plugged-in....and it DID boot to my Desktop....How can I solve this issue with the network cable being unplugged whenever Solaris boots?
iprb0: NO MII LINK DETECTED....and then 3 minutes later, I get this also...
FAILED TO OBTAIN IPV4 DHCP IP ADDRESS
or something like that...I cannot remember the whole error message line...And BTW, how can I dig these back up to go back on what I saw???
Is there anyway I can boot into the CDE Desktop WITHOUT the network cable being plugged in?


On my desktop PC it does the same, however I am able to boot into the desktop after like waiting 5 minutes or so....(WITHOUT THE NETWORK CABLE PLUGGED)
This says the same message also...
rtls0: FAILED TO CONFIGURE IPV4 DHCP...

So why does it hang when the network cable is unplugged???

On my laptop, I had to download a third-party network driver....

On my Desktop PC, my driver cam bundled with Solaris 10 8/07...

My connection type is behind a Linksys Router using DHCP of course....
And when its PLUGGED in, everything works great without delays...


Please help....This is VERY strange...

Last edited by as400; 04-26-2008 at 03:05 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 04:05 AM   #2
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,482

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
This issue is no more present with Solaris Express and nwam.

If you want to be able to boot quickly Solaris 10 with the network cable unplugged, either don't configure it to use DHCP or use something like inetmenu http://opensolaris.org/os/community/laptop/inetmenu/ .
 
Old 04-26-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
as400
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Solaris 10 (x86) and Windows XP Pro SP2
Posts: 596

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Now what about my desktop PC?

It boots after like 5 to 8 minutes to the desktop without the NIC plugged in.
Same problem, but manages to boot after 5 minutes to desktop.

How can I solve this?
 
Old 04-26-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,482

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Inetmenu can be installed on your desktop PC too.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 06:42 AM   #5
as400
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Solaris 10 (x86) and Windows XP Pro SP2
Posts: 596

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Ok, so how will this shorten the boot time without my NIC cable plugged in?

I have it plugged into my system everytime...but what can I with this program to be able to boot into the desktop without the cable plugged in to my PC?

And by the way, I dont have OpenSolaris, I have Solaris 10 8/07

Last edited by as400; 04-26-2008 at 06:43 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:47 AM   #6
as400
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Solaris 10 (x86) and Windows XP Pro SP2
Posts: 596

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Issue resolved from testing...

It was the NTP Time Service that was causing this boot issue without the cable being plugged in...
Of course...no Internet connection will loose the time server and therefore that was the issue...

Now....what does this have to do in NOT booting into the desktop????
Because in Windows...when theres no internet or network detected...its sill boots into the desktop system.

So, I had disabled the Time Service under Solaris and now seems to work...

But still, when theres no internet connection, then what does the desktop system have to do with it????
That part I dont fully get...Can you please explain this?
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:57 AM   #7
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,482

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by as400 View Post
Ok, so how will this shorten the boot time without my NIC cable plugged in?
Because that is one of inetmenu purpose.
Quote:
And by the way, I dont have OpenSolaris, I have Solaris 10 8/07
Nobody's perfect ...
 
Old 04-26-2008, 08:39 AM   #8
as400
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Solaris 10 (x86) and Windows XP Pro SP2
Posts: 596

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Anyway, I got it working for both machines now.

I disabled DHCP, and just entered the IPs of both machines manually instead.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
both eth0 and eth1 ping fail when one ethernet cable is unplugged powah Linux - Networking 12 04-10-2007 02:54 PM
Mac OS X 10.4 w/ Mandriva 2007 - Cable Unplugged? boonebytes Linux - Networking 1 02-25-2007 02:15 PM
Windows box shows "Network cable unplugged" when hooked up to my Linux router drkstr Linux - Networking 5 10-03-2006 04:44 PM
Network Cable Unplugged on Windows Caused by Linux Redhat 9.0 nader_hos Linux - Networking 8 07-26-2006 02:24 AM
solaris 9 with CDE and IPF aetengoku Solaris / OpenSolaris 4 01-15-2004 10:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration