[Bug 994862] Re: Random "Waiting for network configuration"

sefs 994862 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Sep 8 17:37:15 UTC 2012

I need to have this as I boot computers over the LAN to admin them and
if one boots with this bug then I would actually have to go to the
machine or ask someone at the location to reboot until the message goes

A temporary measure I am using to get around this problem is this

create a file in /etc/init.d that  forces the network to restart on each
boot so no matter what after it reaches the login screen ever after the
60 second time out I will have a working network connection with out
having to manually log in and restart the network to bring up ethX.

> sudo -i
> cd /etc/init.d
> nano forcenetworkrestartonboot

in this file place the script

      /etc/init.d/networking restart
> chmod a+x forcenetworkrestartonboot
> update-rc.d -f forcenetworkrestartonboot defaults

So if I get that bug after the 60 seconds the network will restart by
the time it hits the login screen I believe.

to remove this from runing on start up ...
> update-rc.d -f forcenetworkrestartonboot remove 

and then delete /etc/init.d/forcenetworkrestartonboot

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  Random "Waiting for network configuration"

Status in “upstart” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  While booting (it does not happen all the time but enough to be
  annoying) I get the error...

  "Waiting for network configuration"

  After a few moments it would then say

  "Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration"

  Then after it would say something along the lines of booting without a
  complete network configuration.

  If i did a ifconfig then my network interface eth0 is not present.  I
  would have to do a "/etc/init.d/networking restart" and then eth0
  would appear in the ifconfig.

  This does not happen all the time but enough to be an annoyance.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: upstart 1.5-0ubuntu5
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Fri May  4 17:52:56 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: upstart
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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