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Every time I boot Mandrake 10.0, during the boot the system pauses for about 10 seconds, I press esc for verbose mode and see that it is at "bringing up ...
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    Bringing up interface eth0 on boot fails


    Every time I boot Mandrake 10.0, during the boot the system pauses for about 10 seconds, I press esc for verbose mode and see that it is at "bringing up interface eth0". I tries this for a while, before telling me that it failed.

    What is interface eth0 (ethernet?)?

    Do I need it?

    Can I fix the problem or stop linux from trying it?

    Everything else is displayed as OK.

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    Re: Bringing up interface eth0 on boot fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Conditional_Zenith
    What is interface eth0 (ethernet?)?
    Yes, it's your ethernet card.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conditional_Zenith
    Do I need it?
    Only if you are trying to network (internal or external).

    Quote Originally Posted by Conditional_Zenith
    Can I fix the problem or stop linux from trying it?
    To stop Linux from trying to bring it up, you could just remove the card. If you do need it (who doesn't network their machine???), then yes it can be fixed. Might need a bit more info to help you fix it though. Could be hardware (dead card, bad cable, etc), software (driver), or config (DHCP?).

    Are you trying to connect directly to the internet, to a hub/switch, or to another machine?
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    The computer has an onboard (on the motherboard) ethernat adapter. I network it fine when in windows which I think rules out hardware problems. It is connected via crossover cable to another windows machine (this one). I give this machine the static IP address 192.168.0.2 and the linux machine is 192.168.0.1 when in windows. I have made no attempt to set up any networks in linux. The linux machine does not have a net connection.

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    by default its probably set to dhcp, so its waiting for a timeout, mandrake has a REALLY good network wizard in mcc, so run that and it shoudl be all better.

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    Thanks, I only had to from DCHP to static to fix the problem.

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