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Old 01-20-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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how to set the watiing time of bringing up network device when system is booting?

I am using FC4.
I have a network card but I don't want to connect it to any network when booting the system.
However, i have to wait about 1 min for "failed" to bring all connection up, then proceed.
how do I setting the waiting time?
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Hi umpingguy
I don't use Fedora Core 4 but SUSE Linux, so I can only tell you what works in SUSE:
in the file '/etc/sysconfig/network/config' there is a variable named WAIT_FOR_INTERFACES which contains the waiting time for all mandatory interfaces to come up and 'If empty no wait occurs.'
Try to adapt this to your distribution.
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I have a network card but I don't want to connect it to any network when booting the system.
So instead of setting a timeout, why not just disable automatic network startup?
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i have no idea about turn off the auto network startup......
help me ...
let me know in which file/dir the setting file is
Old 01-21-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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As root user ( su - ) edit the file for that nic. If you don't want eth0 to try connect at startup time, then edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

Change the line ONBOOT=yes to ONBOOT=no


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