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Old 01-11-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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"Bringing up interface eth0"

I'm using Red Hat 9.0 and the startup is made almost twice as long while it says that it's "bringing up interface eth0" . After a while it says it's Determining IP information for eth0: FAILED, and continues with the startup. I was just wondering if there's any way to skip this and speed up the startup.
Old 01-11-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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well eth0 is networking so you can either plug in your network cord, or (if it has one) you can use the redhat control center to disable networking, or i think there is a command line program called netconfig
Old 01-11-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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eth0 stands for the ethernet card drivers. I infer from your question that you don't use it to connect to a network or to connect to an ISP using a cable or ADSL modem.
If so, then the most practical solution would be to remove the ethernet card, or if it is onboard to disable it under the BIOS.

I do not know any way of disabling the driver, sorry.
Old 01-11-2004, 05:46 PM   #4
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This is for RedHat 8, I think the procedure is the same in RH9:

From the start menu, go to 'System Settings' > 'Network'. You should now get to the 'Network Configuration' screen. Make sure 'eth0' is selected and press 'Edit'. Uncheck "Activate device when computer starts".

Now your network card should be deactivated completely (if that's what you want...)

Good luck!


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