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http://askubuntu.com – When I boot after plugged off the internet-network-cable - then booting hangs itself up at "configuring network" - that was not the case with Kernel 3.2 ? I just noticed that this happens with Kernel 3.9 and with 3.10 when booting offline ? In /etc/network/interfaces the entries look just normal - I think so ? : auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp (HowTos)