[SOLVED] waiting for network configuration

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Ubuntu 12.04, cli only, on an old machine I swear, it was working. But now, on boot I get "waiting for network configuration" for a while, then it says "waiting an additional 60 seconds for network configuration". When the machine finishes booting, I have no network. Cannot ping other machines by IP address. /etc/networking/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp /etc/hosts/ localhost Desktop-3 # The following lines are desirable (Hardware)