[SOLVED] fail ethernet autostart without NetworkManager

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I have two f16 boxes on the same lan: 40 & 20. On both boxes I have done: yum remove NetworkManager . Now if I reboot box 40, the ethernet connection comes up correctly. However, if I reboot box 20, the ethernet does not come up. But if I then do: ifup eth0 it comes up immediately with no problem. I note also FWIW that the two boxes differ in hardware type. Any suggestions where I might look for the problem? The config files are shown below. (I don't remember why the ethernet names are different.) Thanks for your help. Mike. Box 40, ifcfg-p2p1: HWAD (HowTos)