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I am trying to get firestarter running on Ubuntu 11.10 and I am getting an error:

Failed to start Firewall
The device eth1 is not ready.
Please check your network device settings and make sure your Internet connection is active

I have edited my /etc/default/isc-dchp-server to show INTERFACES="eht1"

I am not sure where to go from here. Do i need to edit /etc/network/interfaces?

Also I have both /etc/network and /etc/networks What is the difference?

ifconfig -a results:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
      inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Bcast:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Mask:255.255.xxx.xxx
      inet6 addr: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/xx Scope:Link
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
      RX packets:9646 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:3194 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
      RX bytes:1739614 (1.7 MB)  TX bytes:505743 (505.7 KB)
      Interrupt:18 Base address:0xa000 

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 50:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  
      inet addr:10.0.10.2  Bcast:10.0.10.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
      inet6 addr: fe80::52e5:49ff:fe39:d40f/64 Scope:Link
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
      RX packets:110 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
      RX bytes:26196 (26.1 KB)  TX bytes:6475 (6.4 KB)
      Interrupt:44 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
      inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
      inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
      UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
      RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
      RX bytes:1184 (1.1 KB)  TX bytes:1184 (1.1 KB)
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Please post an /sbin/ifconfig -a –  Paul Nov 4 '11 at 3:08
    
How many NICs (network cards) you got? If you have only one you usually need to use eth0 and not eth1. Also your wrote INTERFACES="eht1". I hope this is just a typo here... –  m0skit0 Nov 4 '11 at 8:35
    
@m0skit0 - I have 2 NICs. eth0 is external, and eth1 is internal. DHCP needs to hand out ips on eth1 (internal) so I configured it to listen on eht1 in the isc-dhcp-server file. –  Siriss Nov 4 '11 at 13:17
    
@Paul - I will post my ifconfig -a results when I get home this afternoon. Thank you for the help! –  Siriss Nov 4 '11 at 13:18
    
ifconfig -a results have been appended to original question. Thank you again! –  Siriss Nov 4 '11 at 20:31
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You can search string "Failed to start Firewall" in scripts, and find exactly was is attented.
In a lot of scripts under Linux, an error message can't be really relevant.
You need to find exactly which commmand / which line do this message: it's a good way to find what is attended. You need to see inside the system.
(answer edited under the pressure of an administrator here ;) )

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Your answer is a bit confusing right now. Could you edit it to explain a bit more about how this would work and what it would do to help? –  nhinkle Nov 5 '11 at 0:19
    
thanks for the answer boup, but I don't quite get what you mean? Could you please elaborate? –  Siriss Nov 6 '11 at 19:27
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