my internet does not start at boot
I have been having problem with my linux connecting to a network with static ip. Everytime I boot my system into linux I get this message at start up screen, "SIOCADDRT: File Exists." something like that. Does anyone know what might be wrong with my internet settings. I tried ifconfig and it shows the static ip that I had set but it does not actually connects to my router. When I try ifdown eth0, it says "eth0 not configured." And when try to ifconfig eth0 I get the error message, "SIOCADDRT: file exists." But here is the trick that I figured to get my linux box connected. I boot my system in XP and then I reboot my system in Linux (Mepis) and it works. I don't know why.
Any help would be appreciated.