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Re: Other host already uses address -

Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> This is a fresh F-10 install on an HP dc5100 desktop. When I try to
>>> connect I get:
>>>     "Error, some other host already uses address"
>> <----------------------[ SNIP ]------------------------------->
>>> This is a dual boot since I left a small partition [10 gigs} with the
>>> original Windows XP pro that cam with the computer. I wonder if Windows
>>> is somehow getting the eth0 connection first?
>>> How do I tell? I probably should have wiped it out completely but since
>>> the equipment has a short term guarantee I chose to leave Windows there
>>> just in case.
>>> Any help appreciated.
>>> Bob
>> Is the IP address in the error message pr
>> The reason I ask is because the static IP address in ifcfg-eth0 is
>> - I hope it is just a typo.
>> Now, the error message is normally caused when there is another
>> machine on the network using the IP address. I have never seen dual
>> booting cause this problem. The MAC address should be the same in
>> both OS's.
>> Some information about your network would probably help. What
>> machines are on it. Are they all using static IP addresses? Could
>> the DHCP server, if you are using one, have already given the
>> address out to another machine?
>> Mike
> Yes that's a typo. I can't transfer data from the non-connected computer
> and am forced to use other means, essentially manually copying.
> My Netgear router shows the active devices:
>    #     IP Address     Device Name     MAC Address
>    1     --     00:14:bf:e3:4c:8a
>    2     --     00:16:01:70:3c:47
> I tried setting the address to which sits idle in the
> corner with no power applied and got the same result?
> Presently I am considering installing another Ethernet card and using
> eth1 instead of the on board Ethernet ... Which ethtools shows as good,
> 10/100/1000 mfr appears to be Tigon, I never heard of that one? I've
> even gone through the BIOS stuff but nothing I recognize there that I
> haven't tried changing. But I am not that smart!
> I have 9 device names vs mac addresses listed in the router setup, have
> not listed this one yet since I haven't found the mac address? But I
> don't think that will cause the problem I'm seeing?
> Bob
 Just for fun, try changing the IP address in ifcfg-eth0 and see what happens.

In the long term, you are going to want to set the Netgear router so
that the IP address range of the DHCP server does not overlad your
static IP addresses, or reserve the IP address you are using for
static IP addresses. (LAN setup --> Starting IP address on the
router.) What I have done is to have the router assign specific IP
addresses to specific MAC addresses and then use dhcp on the clients
instead of static IP addresses. This way, I can change things on the
router, instead of each machine.


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