I often edit /etc/network/interfaces file to setup ad-hoc connection among PCs. If I happen to reboot the system, the system waits for a long time saying 'Waiting for Network Configuration...'.
Recently I emptied the file as such and the system didn't boot (or complain) at all. I had to go through a Live-USB system and had to fill it for it to work.
- How is this 'networking' aspect made a 'compulsory' for booting? Can this dependency be overridden?