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  1. #1
    linuxgrilla
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    redhat 7.3 startup problem

    i have installed redhat 7.3 twice now and get the same problem each time. at startup it hangs at "bringing up interface eth0." i have a dsl connection, and obviously cannot get it to work (at least i assume this is one and the same problem). my computer is set up as a workstation. any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    gary

  2. #2
    JimH
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    Make/model of NIC? PCI or ISA? Any errors in /var/log/messages?

    Jim H

  3. #3
    Spot
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    Near the beginning of the bootup process you should see "Press I to enter interactive startup"
    Try that, and choose not to start up eth0 when you're booting. That way, at least you'll be able to get the machine booted and attempt to get the NIC configured.

    As Jim said, more info about the hardware, and your connection will be necessary for anyone to help you beyond that.

  4. #4
    linuxgrilla
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    under the device manager it lists the pci as:

    cnet prozoowl pci fast ethernet adapter
    there are no other error messages

  5. #5
    JimH
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxgrilla
    under the device manager it lists the pci as:

    cnet prozoowl pci fast ethernet adapter
    there are no other error messages
    Huh? Did you get that from the windows device manager? I have no idea what kind of card that may be.

    Can you post the output of this?

    /sbin/lspci -v | grep -i ethernet

    Jim H


  6. #6
    Spot
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    There is a linux driver for the card (PRO200WL) available from the manufacturer http://www.cnet.com.tw/download/index-f100.html, but I believe it will just compile itself into the dmfe module included with RH 7.3, If not, you can always just compile it yourself and then load it.

  7. #7
    JimH
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    Spot, at least you managed to find what it was. :P

    It probably is not a problem with the module loading. When the module doesn't load it will usually produce a "no such device" error when it tries to bring if the interface. More them likely it is a problem with the way the interface is configured.

    How the interface needs to be configured depends on how you dsl works. I connect to my dsl service via pppoe, so the interface does not get assigned an IP address. My config for the NIC on my firewall box that connects to my dsl modem.

    # cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
    DEVICE=eth1
    USERCTL=no
    ONBOOT=yes
    BOOTPROTO=none
    TYPE=Ethernet
    PEERDNS=no

    Jim H

  8. #8
    linuxgrilla
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    thanks for everyones help! i set it with pppoe and it does now work.

  9. #9
    JimH
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    Re:redhat 7.3 startup problem

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxgrilla
    thanks for everyones help! i set it with pppoe and it does now work.
    Coooooooool! 8) ;D

    Jim H

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