My Bananian Linux is wasting time at logon trying to get a DHCP lease for eth0 interface which is not connected. Well, the extender cable is connected to it, but nothing is on the other end.
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
set in my
/etc/network/interfaces since I do want it to pick up ethernet in case it is connected, but I surely don't want to slow down the startup of the system if the cable is not connected to ethernet. I assumed system would know this automatically and would not attempt to get a DHCP lease for the interface.
Here is what I see at load time (see the last three lines):
After if understands that the lease isn't coming, it proceeds with the boot.
Is there a way I could tell it not to DHCP if there isn't a connected cable?