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RHEL 5.3 fails to boot at "bringing up interface"

Hi, I have a RHEL 5.3. I was trying to change the host ip address on the bonded interface made from 2 Broadcom interfaces.

I run the "system-config-network" script and change the bond0 ip address from to
Then restarted network service. The host lose netwok connectivity, doesn't respond to either .5 or .3.
I reversed the change, and the host start working again.
So I rebooted to make sure that its working fine and bam!!
The server hang during boot, on the console the last two lines says:
Bringing up loopback Interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up Interface bond0: ?

? means flashing cursor.
The console is respnsive, you can type, but the OS is stuck at this point.

What should I do to overcome this?
Thanks in advance

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  • gpftest May 11, 2010

    The actual problem was not with the HP Proliant but with "RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3" I was confused when loading "My Products"



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I found the solution.
Take in accunt that I'm a total newbie on Linux boxes.

1 - Previous to any change, following RH deployment guide, I backed up the network config on a file called "network-config-" with:
"system-config-network-cmd -e > /root/network-config-"

2 - After the Server refuses to complete boot sequence, I rebooted the server and entered on interactive mode pressing "I" just after RHEL splash.

3 - Then I accept all options with "Y" but "Bring up interface bond0".
Then hit "C" to complete boot sequence.

4 - Login normally as root and revert the changes with:
"system-config-network-cmd -i -c -f /root/network-config-"

5 - Reboot the server and all return to normal.

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