Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52828
dhcpcd hangs on boot when network cable is not presnt
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I boot up my IBM Thinkpad without a network cable dhcpd hangs forever.
This happened after I ran an up2date on my system. Before the up2date, It
would by pass this and I would be able to use my system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rebooted the system with network cable in. System comes up completely
2.rebooted the system without the network cable and it hung.
I cannot reproduce this on my rawhide linux box (not an IBM Thinkpad). It hangs
for two minutes then the booting process goes on.
12:14:01 baud ifup: Determining IP information for eth0...
12:16:01 baud dhcpcd: timed out waiting for a valid DHCP server response
12:16:01 baud ifup: failed.
12:16:01 baud network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
Solution: plug network cable in, then reboot.