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    Can't read interfaces file

    Can anyone help me figure out why this is happening ? Anytime I try to do anything that needs to read the interfaces file I am getting these errors.


    kwaters@kwaters-laptop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    [sudo] password for user:
    * Reconfiguring network interfaces... /etc/network/interfaces:28: too few parameters for iface line
    ifdown: couldn't read interfaces file "/etc/network/interfaces"
    /etc/network/interfaces:28: too few parameters for iface line
    ifup: couldn't read interfaces file "/etc/network/interfaces"


    Looks like read is on the file

    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 323 2008-05-23 11:51 interfaces

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    Re: Can't read interfaces file

    Can you post /etc/network/interfaces? Apparently something's amiss inside.
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    Re: Can't read interfaces file

    Ok -

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp






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    Re: Can't read interfaces file

    Hmmm... looks kosher. Here's mine:
    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    #iface eth0 inet dhcp
    
    auto eth1
    #iface eth1 inet dhcp
    
    auto eth2
    #iface eth2 inet dhcp
    
    auto ath0
    #iface ath0 inet dhcp
    
    auto wlan0
    #iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    
    
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    ~
    ~
    ~
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    Re: Can't read interfaces file

    kbow-
    Are you sure that's the whole entire file?. Also, may I please see:
    Code:
    ls -l /etc/network | grep interfaces
    Let's make sure we don't accidently have 2 or 3 files.
    Last edited by chili555; May 24th, 2008 at 02:45 PM.
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    Re: Can't read interfaces file

    Quote Originally Posted by kbow View Post
    /etc/network/interfaces:28: too few parameters for iface line
    Problem on line 28??
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