[lug] RE: NIC does not retain configured IP address after reboot

Tim Stephenson tim at comteligent.com
Fri Apr 16 14:21:20 MDT 2004

Confirmed settings as suggested. Reconfig but still have problem. Eth0 is an
onboard Intel NIC and if IP is configured will enable ping to outside during
session. On shutdown/reboot get message "unable to determine IP address on
Eth0" and can no longer ping out or in. When checked Eth0 does not show IP,
etc that was configured before reboot. Checked script and it is there and

As an alternative configured Eth1 (PCI network card) with same IP, Subnet,
gateway etc and could ping out through that. On shutdown/reboot it too lost
all config info. Don't know whether this is hardware or software problem.
Any suggestins appreciated.


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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 15:23:16 -0600
From: "Tim Stephenson" <tim at comteligent.com>
Subject: [lug] NIC will not retain assigned IP address on restart
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Linux 9. Anyone ever have this problem?

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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 15:27:56 -0600
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Subject: Re: [lug] NIC will not retain assigned IP address on restart
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I assume you mean the Red Hat 9 distribution.  Linux itself is only in
the 2.x releases ;-)

Anyway, check your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file, which
should contain at least these variables:


Tim Stephenson wrote:

> Linux 9. Anyone ever have this problem?
> Tim
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