Newbie Q: Any way to speed up eth0 when not on network?
Just managed to get Linux (RH 8.0) installed on my notebook. Now I am facing some issues and I am wondering whether anyone has gone through this before and managed to find an elegant solution to the problem.
I noticed that when configuring the IP address, if you choose DHCP, and if the notebook is not connected to any network, the booting process takes a long time (due to the initialization of the eth0 device). If I configure a static IP address, then there's no problem. However, I would not like to configure a static ip address as my office network uses DHCP. Is there any way I can configure the IP addressing to use DHCP but when the machine is not connected to any network, to have a quicker bootup process?