Similar problem here --- when I installed RedHat on my ALPHAs, they asked
for nameserver and gateway. Well, the only machine that might do it was
the Pentium, so I gave its address for both. I am pretty sure that in
reality it does _not_ run a nameserver, and will most likely not gateway
things, either (not that there would be much point to it, anyway --- the
IP addresses of my internal network are just that, internal).
A few weeks ago, the horror struck --- I rebooted the ALPHA, and it
hung after "init: entering runlevel 3". And it hung hard, it would
not time out or anything. PANIC!
Well, after a while I switched the Pentium back on (to look at a few
floppies), and voila, the ALPHA booted. *phew*
OK, so I thought "all right, it is looking for some name and is trying
to ask its nameserver. Should time out, but hey, what the heck". I
removed the "nameserver = x.y.z.a" line from my /etc/resolv.conf, and
the effect did _not_ go away. Huh?
The only places where the Pentium is still mentioned is
a) in the hosts file
b) in the fstab file (I NFS-mount a directory from it)
c) as a gateway in /etc/sysconfig/network
Now, I don't understand why any of these keeps the machine from booting....
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