> I have RH7.2 on a laptop with an ethernet adapter and a modem.
> If I have it plugged into the network is boots fine.
> If I have it at home with the modem, during startup, it hangs for an
> incredibly long time trying to activate eth0.
> How can I specify how long the bootup sequence for eth0 should wait,
> before giving up and continuing with the startup.
> /* Carlos */
your laptop's eth0 is looking for a dhcp server nearby, asking for an ip
address, untill it got bored :)
then just make the eth0 not to look around, right?
set ONBOOT=no in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
if you're plugged in a network, just use the 'pump' command to ask for
ip address to any dhcpserver nearby
if you're not allowed to use pump,
then just 'chmod 04755 /sbin/pump'
anyway...hey..the laptop must obey you, right?
hope it helps