# Ubuntu – Booting system without full network configuration

12.10data-recoverynetworking

I was trying to solve internet problems, and seem to have made things worse: Now when I start the computer it gets stuck on "Booting system without full network configuration".

Does anyone know how to make it unstuck?

Alternatively: It got messed up when I changed the contents of /etc/network/interfaces, so presumably would work again if I changed it back. How can I edit this file during boot?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.

#### Best Answer

• After you see "Booting system without full network configuration" press CtrlAltF1. It should get you to the shell prompt. Use a shell text editor to change /etc/network/interfaces.

For example, with nano text editor it would be

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces


Press CtrlO and CtrlX to save changes and exit nano after you've done with it. (Pressing CtrlX and then N discards changes) sudo reboot restarts the system.

The default contents of the /etc/network/interfaces file look something like this:

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp