Ubuntu: eth0 only comes up when manually running "ifup eth0".

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. I am in the process of setting up a Linux "box" for Java-stuff, and I
    have now installed Ubuntu 5.10 in the server version where I was a bit
    baffled by the lack of connectivity, but found that a manual "ifup eth0"
    after logging in as root gave what I needed.

    A reinstall without the virtual netcard as suggested on the
    vpc.visualwin.com site did not help when I reenabled it. I do not have
    anything but the basic server functionality installed, so anything
    requiring me to use some GUI-tool will not work for me.

    I can install XP just fine (which I also need) but this I would
    appreciate a pointer for.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, Nov 1, 2005
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  2. Fix:

    The file /etc/network/interfaces does not contain a "auto eth0" line.

    Insert it _above_ the line starting with "iface eth0".
    Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen, Dec 14, 2005
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