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Old 08-07-2002, 03:01 PM   #1
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How to not init eth0 at boot time

I have been trying to install rp pppoe and the howto file says "DO NOT assign an IP address to the Ethernet card. DO NOT configure the card to come up at boot time."

How do I do that? I tried commenting out all the ip stuff in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet-eth0 but it tried to load on boot. Should I just delete /etc/rc.d/rc.inet-eth0 ?? Thanks for your help!
Old 08-07-2002, 04:55 PM   #2
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I think you can delete it.
Old 08-07-2002, 06:42 PM   #3
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If your using Slack 8, you need to comment out the lines for /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 so it doesn't try to configure your ethernet card and assign a IP to it.
But you can either just delete the file probably would work as well. Not sure or never seen a rc.inet-eth0 startup script for Slack unless you created it yourself.
Old 08-07-2002, 07:00 PM   #4
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You may also want to check out webmin. Its a web administration tool (I have had no problems with the base product from the web site) that allows you to configure all aspects of the machine.

It also allow for you to not have an interface load at boot time.
Old 08-07-2002, 08:30 PM   #5
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I don't use slackware, I use RH but you could try to see if this file exists.
and set ONBOOT='no'


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