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Re: Disable Wired Ethernet at Boot

On Sat, 6 Jul 2019 22:02:08 +0100
Joe <joe@jretrading.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 6 Jul 2019 13:23:49 -0700
> Patrick Bartek <patrick.bartek@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi! All,
> > 
> > It has become necessary to move this box to a different room where a
> > wired ethernet connection is impractical.  So, I'm going wireless with
> > it.  USB.  No problem with that, but . . .  What's the easiest way to
> > prevent the wired ethernet (built-in on motherboard) from starting up?
> > I was thinking of just commenting its stanza out
> > of /etc/network/interfaces. Any other more practical (or proper) way
> > that's 100% easily reversable?
> >   
> Why do you need to disable it? If you don't plug it in, nothing will
> happen. Just ignore it and do whatever you do for wifi.

I thought that, too, but when I tried it With my sysvinit set up, the
boot stalls at the detecting network.  It may time out at some point,
but after 30 sec, it hadn't.  So, I decided just to disable it.

> If you still want to, one way is to remove the auto startup from the
> interfaces file, either auto or allow-hotplug, whichever you have. If
> you leave in the address details, you can start it manually when you
> need to.

That's basically what I was planning on doing.

Thanks for the advice.


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