Subject: Re: ethernet card not coming up on reboot

> 
> On Tue, 25 May 2004 20:00:12 -1000
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] spake thus:
> 
> > Aloha Eric and Luke
> > 
> > I am aware that sysinstall will append to rc.conf.
> > I went ahead and deleted all of the appends and rebooted.
> > The ethernet did not come up on reboot. I had to use
> > sysinstall to get an ip. And yes, it did append to 
> > rc.conf again.
> > 
> > I will look into setting a static ip but I would like
> > to know why this is happening. I have 3 other boxes
> > that have FreeBSD on them and they don't have this problem.
> > 
> > Robert
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
<SNIP>

On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 8:15 pm
Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> When you used /stand/sysinstall again did you reboot to get the IP or
> did you bring up the interface by hand? I am wondering if having only
> one config line in rc.conf gives you no IP upon boot whether or not
> having booted and go no address can you get one by using netstart 
> or not?
> eg
> 
> #sh /etc/netstart
> 
> This should re-read your rc.conf file and execute the network related
> cmds.

After "sh /etc/netstart" I get :

hw.bus.devctl_disable: 1-> 1
 (then the lo0 printou)
dhclient already running? (pid-221)

and ifconfig -a unchanged. have to use sysinsstall.

> 
> One more shot in the dark and believe me this is a shot in the 
> dark, try
> changing the line in rc.conf to ifconfig_sk0="UP" and then through
> rc.local run dhclient as a separate script. The net effect being that
> you start the interface before trying to get an IP as a separate 
> process. 

I tried this but it didn't change anything...if I did it right?
I edited rc.conf and changed the line
[ifconfig_sk0="DHCP"] to [ifconfig_sk0="UP"] and created
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/rc.local to read
ifconfig_sk0="DHCP"

When I did this I could never i initialize DHCP. Even sysinstall failed.

as a side note, during boot, the sequence delays for over a minute during
starting DHClient. It can't initialize sk0 but sysinstall can. Go figure?

> 
> 
> Just out of curiousity, your other three machines that don't have this
> problem, are they all identical to the machine that does? Somehow I
> think they are probably all unique in which case we can continue to
> focus on the machine at hand. 

You are absolutely right! My other boxes are all frankenputers.

Robert
> 
> HTH
> 
> LukeK
> 
> -- 
> Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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