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Old 11-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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eth0 : link is not ready

I have a brand new server. I installed CentOS 6.0. But networking doesn't work. As I tred to ping, I got 'Host unreachable'. So I called HP support, they told me to install a NIC driver then another one (HP NC-Series Broadcom TG3 Driver for Linux) and now when I ping I get 'connect : le réseau n'est pas accessible'. In /var/log/messages there is 'eth0 : link is not ready'.
NIC : HP NC107i
Do you have a clue ? Something was wired in the installation instructions ( since they mention /etc/modules.conf which doesn't exist anymore. So I modified /etd/modprobe.d/dist.conf. Is that right ?
Thanks for your help,
Old 11-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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The "host unreachable" message often means that DNS can't reach a server. Try to ping an actual IP address. One of Google's servers is very easy to remember: Try it:
If you do get a response, the problem may just be your /etc/resolv.conf file (note the funny spelling). If that's the case, try the OpenDNS servers. Rename your current /etc/resolv.conf file and replace it with this two line file:

But if pinging a valid numeric IP address does not get a response, then it's not quite that simple. I would try this first, as root:
service network restart
Old 12-09-2011, 04:16 AM   #3
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Shame on me

Thank you Ken,
There are two Ethernet ports ... And I picked the wrong one.


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