Random "Waiting for network configuration"

Bug #994862 reported by sefs
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
upstart (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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sefs (sefsinc) wrote :
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sefs (sefsinc) wrote :


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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniil Ivanov (daniil-ivanov) wrote :

This bug seems to be a duplicate of bug 940485.

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sefs (sefsinc) wrote :

Are you sure it's a dup? In that other case the guy does not seem to be concerned about the bug in itself, just that he can't skip it.

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sefs (sefsinc) wrote :

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 away.

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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