[Novalug] new install of Fedora 8
jhart at kevla.org
Fri Feb 29 15:27:22 EST 2008
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>>>> /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0 reports that the NIC is
>>>> configured for:
>>>> ip 192.168.1.30
>>>> subnet mask 255.255.255.0
>>>> network 192.168.1.0
>>>> gateway 192.168.1.1
>>>> This is as I initially set it during install, this looks good.
>>>> /sbin/ifconfig shows this:
>>>> ip 169.254.59.150
>>>> bcast 169.254.255.255
>>>> mask 255.255.0.0
> Clearly, your file isn't picked up or another issue is at play.
> But could you please copy-paste the true/full version of the
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ??
I would if I could get the box on my network, so I can log into my email
server and send it out.
> Notice - it's not in the location you specified. The network scripts
> uses the above location; NOT the one specified in
> /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices. I'm actually not aware that any
> startup scripts read there.
> ALSO - the content above is invalid syntax for the file. It's a basic
> SHELL script, and is simply executed during startup to set variables
> that is used by the startup scripts. So, on my system it looks like:
> [root at plarsen-d830 sbin]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> # Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
> On another box (Centos - but uses the same basic structure as Fedora):
> # Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) LAN Controller
> This provides me with a static address. Notice the BOOTPROTO and the =
> signs. Also, notice the DEVICE line. If the device line is missing,
> things will not work. The network scripts uses this variable to find
> it's device.
>> bootproto=none (already set)
>> onboot=yes (already set)
> These looks a lot better. But use static - not none.
So the setting for static ip addressing is static, not none. I'll try that.
>> If I follow you right, these settings are correct? (And, this is how they
>> set, I didn't modify them)
> First off, any messages in /var/log/messages or dmesg?
> Try starting network manually - first do (as root):
> # service network restart
> Check for errors
> If that doesn't seem to start what you want, try:
> # ifup eth0
> The IP you ARE getting indicates that 1) your NIC is supported by a
> driver, 2) that it's trying to DHCP without any luck. You need to
> provide the right configuration to go to a static IP scheme.
> Alternative setup - use "system-config-network". Makes things pretty
> easy to setup. No file and syntax issues.
I'll look into this. Shawn's earlier email got the box on my network, and I'm
currently installing all package updates.
> Peter Larsen
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