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Thread: eth0 not comming up on boot after editing /etc/network/interfaces

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    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    May 2009


    I am trying to get BT4 to have a static ip come up on boot, all of the posts and documentation I have read said I just needed to edit my /etc/network/interfaces file. the current file looks like
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    however when I reboot my system only the loopback device is up, doing a ifconfig eth0 up brings up the device fine.
    What am i missing that the device will not come up on its own.

    Found the solution myself in the answer to somones question on why they can not get on the internet. /etc/init.d/networking needs to be started. I will be able to find on my own how to get that to run on boot.

    for those searching the forums in the future the solution is
    update-rc.d networking defaults

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    Junior Member najib's Avatar
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    Jul 2008

    Wink Leftler you're the boss

    Hello and thank you for this miraculos command that mad my network works every time even after reboot


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