Background: I went to update my OS and openhab installation on my RPi that has been working for over a year (probably closer to 2 years). Somehow, between the two updates the system got totally hosed. At the time I figured there may have been some incompatibilities. At any rate, after fighting with it for awhile, I got tired and put it away for awhile, figuring I would just reimage and start over.
Over the past couple of days I have been trying to get it to run. I am running into the same issue, no IP address assigned by DHCP.
It is a clean base installation. The only things connected to the RPi are the power, ethernet, TV (so I can see what’s going on), and a USB keyboard.
I have tested all the physical connections and they are fine.
My PC (static) and other devices (DHCP) all function normally.
Seeing as how my RPi wasn’t getting a DHCP address (169.254.0.10), I configured it for a static address. The static address shows up in ifconfig -a, but still no connection to the router. I ping the router from the RPi: device unreachable. I ping the RPi from my workstation (Fedora): device unreachable.
I have been reading forums for the past 3 days.
Some have this issue with no resolution. Some have it, but turns out to be a hardware issue (new devices). I know this isn’t my issue because it has been working for 2 years, and I have tried 2 different RPi boards - same problem. Most are not even closely related.
I have come to the conclusion that there has to be something in the new Openhabian release. I don’t want to use WiFi as that defeats the purpose of a closed network.
Any ideas? Thank you in advance.