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Old 11-29-2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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booting problems


i am a complete newbie to linux. i recently installed mandrake. everything works fine, but to be able to complete the boot, i have to go into interactive mode, and not allow the first 2 network cards to be started (my laptop has a built in NIC and a PCMCIA wireless NIC). linux boots up fine after the PCMCIA service has been started.

so here is my question, how do i edit the boot listing so i don't have to go into interactive mode. i just want to take out the 2 NIC entries.

thank you
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:47 AM   #2
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You should be able to remove these files.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth01
And that will stop the network daemon from trying to start them.

<edit> On second thought I wouldn't remove them, just rename them to bak.ifcfg-eth0 and bak.ifcfg-eth01.

Don't rename them ifcfg-eth0.bak because the network daemon will still try to start them if you do.

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Old 11-29-2003, 01:18 PM   #3
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thanx for the help, unfortunately, when i rename the files, i cannot get on the Internet. my wireless card lights up, and everything boots up right, but i cannot get on the Internet. if i remove the "bak." and i reboot, and i start the interactive boot and don't load those two services, everything works fine....

any idea whats going on?

oh, and is their a way to give permissions of root to do cirtain things, like rename system files, while im in my user account? its kinda a pain in the butt to have to log back out, than in as root, than reboot, then back to my usuer accoun t to make sure everything works.

sunbound

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Old 11-29-2003, 02:15 PM   #4
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To be root, type
su <enter>
password <enter>
in a terminal window.

To stop being root, type
exit <enter>

Regards
Martin
 
Old 11-29-2003, 03:22 PM   #5
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I didn't know you needed the ethernet cards, you asked how to "take out the 2 NIC entries."

So you want to fix the NIC cards so they work?

What distro are you using?
What type are they: eth0 =? eth1 =?
Do you know what modules they require? Find out here. Are the modules loading? Find out by running lsmod.

Have you configured them properly? Check the scripts:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth01
Try running your distros network config tool.

Does your ISP give you a static IP or does it use dhcp?

If you could answer some of these questions it will help alot.
 
  


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