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Old 02-25-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question Why does the startup freeze, and says error loading eth0?

i have mandrake linux 10.1
it starts up, with the little yellow bar (i think), and then it freezes.
if i hit esc for verbose mode, the loading is stuck at "loading interface eth0"...
pls help, im new to linux, but i wanna learn, beacuse windows is really getting on my nerves!

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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what that means is your distro is having trouble getting an ip address from your isp dhcp server. you might have to call your isp to see if you have a static ip
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Are you connected wirelessly? I remember that I would have to modify my settings to not start eth0 on boot because I had a wireless connection.
Old 02-26-2006, 12:40 AM   #4
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I had that same kind of trouble when I tried Mandrake 10

It was a bit complicated as the box trying to connect was pulling double duty as a gateway for the LAN, etc.

PPP, DSL, Cable?

Static IP or dynamic (DHCP)

Got a router?

Also, check what you have set for the gateway address...and compare to what windows shows in winipcfg

Note: I finally gave up on all Redhat Distros when I tried a Knoppix Live disk and it had no such problems....

(Although I do have an old RH9 on here now for grins...)

It's hard tryig to figure this stuff out when you're not even familiar with the least that was my experience...


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