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Robert Finley
January 16th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Ubuntu 12.04, cli only, on an old machine

I swear, it was working. But now, on boot I get "waiting for network configuration" for a while, then it says "waiting an additional 60 seconds for network configuration". When the machine finishes booting, I have no network. Cannot ping other machines by IP address.


# The loopback network interface

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

/etc/hosts/ localhost Desktop-3

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

I found an older bug that sounded similar and the suggested fix was

mkdir -p /run /run/lock
rm -rf /var/run /var/lock
ln -s /run /var
ln -s /run/lock /var

This solution did not work.

Robert Finley
January 16th, 2013, 02:12 AM
Bad cable connection....