Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: Re: disabling nics using boot options.

From: Roy Dragseth <>
Date: 2003-01-11 08:39:35
I've done some more investigation into this matter, it seems like the whole 
problem stems from a timing issue:

I reconfigured the Gbit interface to use a static ip-adress, but the problem 
persisted: The interface comes up seemingly all right during the init process 
in the normal bootup sequence, but the subsequent ypbind fail to find any 

So, the problem doesn't have anything to do with dhcp, at least, so it seems 
to me.  But, if I put in a sleep 60 after ifup in the /etc/init.d/network 
script, everything is ok.  

To me, an illiterate when it comes to drivers and network hardware, it seems 
like the network card (or driver) needs some time to get ready to serve after 
beeing configured.  Again, the problem only occurs when running Gbit, it 
never shows up when I connect to a 100Mbit switch.

Well, I think I've pulled enough hair out of my head over this.  I'll just 
have to bite the bullet and rig all the machines with an extra cable and use 
the 100Mbit interface for the network installs.  Another day of stretching 
cables, sigh...

A big thanks to all who have replied to me with suggestions, especially Bill.



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Received on Fri Jan 10 13:39:49 2003

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