"FAILED" to "bring up" eth0

Taylor, ForrestX forrestx.taylor at intel.com
Mon Aug 23 22:19:02 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 15:09, Phil Thomson wrote:
> Hi all,
> After no less than three attempts, I finally got Fedora Core 2 installed 
> and booting on an old 233 with 64 MB of RAM that I found in the garbage 
> (!). But now, upon boot, Fedora tries to "bring up" eth0 for a long time 
> before saying it "FAILED". Does this simply mean the ethernet adapter is 
> broken (given that I found this box in the trash, that may well be, though 
> it seems perfectly functional in all other ways)? Or is there a .conf file 
> or something I need to tweak somewhere?

Did you configure the ethernet adapter?  It may just be trying to get a
DHCP address, and cannot find a server.  Configure the network card for
your network, and then try to activate it.  If you don't know how to
configure it or activate it, just let us know.


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