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Bennyjamin 08-30-2004 01:35 PM

Configuring Boot Process on Mandrake 10 to include command "ifup eith0"
I'm using SiS900 for my NIC. I connect via RJ45 to a hub, then to a cable modem (a shared cable connection with dynamic IP addresses). At every boot, I get "bringing up eth0... FAILED". I have read other threads about the "bringing up eth0... FAILED" issue and have found a way to solve the problem. With some help, I have found that when I log on as root and execute "ifup eth0" my Internet connection will work. So now I must do this tedious step whenever I reboot. My question is: how do incorporate this command into the boot or KDE loading process? My "help" and I cannot figure this out, and have had no luck with any research.

This is my first time working with Linux (overall, an enjoyable experience, except this issue) so please be descriptive with any solutions. Thanks in advance.

maroonbaboon 08-30-2004 11:55 PM

Things vary between distros, but usually there is a script in directory /etc/init.d to which you can add commands. Check for a README or some documentation in there.

But the problem sounds strange, as the networking scripts themselves should be doing ifup or equivalent. Also you mention a modem and hub, but no router, which I thought was necessary to share the modem and supply dynamic IP addresses.

Bennyjamin 11-10-2004 02:15 AM

Not that you'll ever check this post out again, but I'm finally not busy with work and have time to play. Thanks again, I'll check it out.

Bennyjamin 12-27-2004 04:22 PM

I FINALLY got around to playing with this problem...

I added "ifup eth0" to "/etc/init.d/mandrake_everytime" . While booting, it still says that it failed to bring up eth0, however I no longer need to ifup manually - not too sure what that means, but it works :D


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