[DAPPER] Slow boot "Configuring network interfaces..."

James Gray james at grayonline.id.au
Mon Apr 17 21:51:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 04:12 am, Pekka Tiittanen wrote:
> Hi all.
> Does anyone else have a problem with Dapper and slow booting? It always
> hangs for minute or two at the "Configuring network interfaces..." -part
> of the boot.

I've had this occasionally with my wireless NIC when wpa_supplicant hasn't 
finished associating before the init scripts try to bring up the interface.

Now before you say "but I'm not using wpa_supplicant", consider this - the 
same thing can happen if you try to bring up ANY unconfigured interface.  So 
just for kicks, try adding the module (3c59x) to /etc/modules then reboot.  
This might fix the problem.

If not, try rebuilding the initrd image:
sudo mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r)-new
sudo mv /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) initrd.img-$(uname -r)-orig
sudo mv /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r)-new /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r)

By adding the module to /etc/modules and then rebuilding the initrd, it should 
include that module in the initrd.  That way the module is available to the 
kernel basically as soon as the kernel starts.

If the initrd is borked (it happens) you can simply move the 
"initrd.img-$(uname -r)-orig" back to "initrd.img-$(uname -r)" and that will 
put everything back the way it was :)


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