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Old 03-13-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
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RH Linux 7.2 unable to ping to gateway


I installed RH 7.2 on two machines and am facing the same problem.

Both machines are unable to ping to gateway.

It shows the error message:

"Destination Host unreachable..."

ping localhost works, ping to localhost by it IP works, telnet localhost works,etc but I am unable to reach to the gateway.

I hate to say but this machine was working previously using another operating system(M$) using the same interface and now it has stopped.

Any help will be highly appreciated. I have run out of options.

Thanks in advance...
... Atul
Old 03-13-2002, 04:18 PM   #2
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Are u using dynamic IP or static IP?
Are u able to ping to a remote host? eg,. another pC?

I think u have to enable your route setting.

Someone pls correct me, i f iam wrong
Old 03-13-2002, 04:41 PM   #3
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Right now you haven't actually configured your network card, you're pinging the machine through lo, local loopback, which is more or less a non-existent network device that allows your machine to talk to itself.

Try from the command line:

ifconfig eth0 up

Where the XXX's are whatever IP you want the machine to have.

If your gateway assigns addresses through dhcp, try:

dhcpcd eth0


Old 03-13-2002, 05:50 PM   #4
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I have set all the network parameters during the install.

Here are the parameters which I have input.

Addressing: Static IP

IP address:

ifconfig -a does show this address on eth0 and that the interface is up.

... Atul
Old 03-14-2002, 07:11 AM   #5
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Could you post the output of the following commands:

ping -vc 1
Old 03-14-2002, 05:24 PM   #6
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I desparately need help.

and I guess I have narrowed down to the problem but looks like that this kind of problem has been faced by many solved by none.

When I run
#dmesg | grep par
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Unknown bridge resource 2: assuming transparent

and this seems to be causing all the problem.

Please help.

Thanks a ton in advance...
... Atul
Old 03-15-2002, 04:24 PM   #7
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My first question is, does a device with the address of really exist on your network? What is it specifically?

And second, how is this device and your machine connected? Hub, etc???


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