Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51915
unable to ifup lo and/or eth0
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting I am unable to get lo and eth0 up. The lo interface shows up
but the system does not setup a route for it.
I am using a custom kernel so this may be the problem.
I added some Networking options to the custom kernel and it changed the
behavior. Now lo works fine but I am unable to get an IP on eth0 using
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1a. boot machine w/o netlink socket in the kernel
1b. boot machine w/netlink socket in the kernel
Actual Results: In 1a lo came up w/o a route and eth0 came up fine.
In 1b lo came up fine and eth0 cannot get IP using pump.
Expected Results: Both interfaces should have came up fine.
Like I said, I am using a custom kernel. Its version 2.4.8 and it is
tuned to my hardware..
You need to enable CONFIG_NETLINK and CONFIG_RTNETLINK.
Created attachment 28193 [details]
kernel configuration file for custom kernel
I have enabled both and pump still fails to get an IP. When attempting to do so
it says "Operation failed."
Oh, that's a different issue. That will be fixed in initscripts-6.21-1; in the
meantime, use dhcpcd.