Removing auto dhcp on startup for Puppy Linux

May 29, 2007 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

In Puppy Linux, when you select “Auto DHCP”, the interface will ask if you want to save the configuration. Unfortunately, one side effect or this is when you boot up and you are not near a network, your machine will hang until it times-out on DHCP (though you can press OK to bypass). How do you undo that auto dhcp on startup?

When you save configuration, the file is saved to a file name /etc/{interface}mode. The interface name you can get by running Puppy Network Setup. On my machine, the interface for my wireless is rausb0, so the interface file is /etc/rausb0mode. When you startup Puppy, it runs /etc/rc.network, which calls all of the /etc/*mode files.

To fix the problem, edit the script to remove the dhcp or delete it entirely. In my case, I just deleted the /etc/{interface}mode file.

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