Help! No IPv4 on eth0 = no connect to router
I have tried clean installs of Knoppix v0.6, Xandros 2.0, and Ubuntu 7.1... same issue with all. I cannot seem to get eth0 (via chip on mobo) to get/have/use IPv4. ifconfig shows only IPv6.
(I cannot paste any info because linux desktop is on different box.)
End result is that I cannot get the linux desktop to connect to my lan, either with dhcp or with static ip.
I have a belkin router configured as my gateway 192.168.3.1 and nothing fancy with the setup. I have dhcp open for 192.168.3.245 thru ...254 and at most there are only 4 systems in home connecting with dhcp at any time. all other systems have static addresses.
I have two decades of desktop and lan support under my belt, but relatively small amount of command line experience and almost no history with linux (unless you count a dozen unsuccessful attempts to burn linux distro install discs on this Vista desktop).
Therein lies the start of my prob. I need to build and manage a fileserver for my home, but cannot seem to get a working installer cd or dvd to burn from anything I download.
So I said to myself, "Self," I said, "you're a tech. Build a workstaion, use the DVD that came with your Linux Bible (2008 Ed.) to install one of the linux distros on it, then download a recent, stable server distro and burn it using the linux workstation."
Unfortunately, if I cant get an ipv4 connection to my home network, I cant get out to the Internet to download any newer ISO files.
So what am I missing or doing wrong? How do I tell linux to stop trying to use IPv6 and let me use IPv4?
BTW, eth0 works just fine if I install Windows on that PC, so I know its not bad HW. Could it be a driver issue? Or do I need to use some Terminal command to turn off IPv6 and reconfigure eth0 for IPv4?
Thanks to all who assisted!
I don't know what happened between last night's shut down and today's power-up, but everything is working great now. Below is data copied from Terminal, just as a FYI. Now that I can connect to Internet, I will be downloading the latest stable versions of both, Ubuntu desktop and server.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0D:87:52:E5:A6
inet addr:192.168.3.111 Bcast:192.168.3.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:87ff:fe52:e5a6/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:117 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:118 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:56896 (55.5 KB) TX bytes:11298 (11.0 KB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe800
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
toby@Peregrine:~$ ping 192.168.3.1
PING 192.168.3.1 (192.168.3.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.3.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.972 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.3.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.674 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.3.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.678 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.3.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.664 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.3.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.666 ms
+ Stopped ping 192.168.3.1
Successful access to router!
Successful Ubuntu home-page!