CentOS Error Message: mei_me 0000:00:03.0: reset: connect/disconnect timeout.

CentOS displays this error message if your computer has its Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension enabled. Turn this extension off to resolve this error by doing the following:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  2. At the POST screen, when the MEBx option appears on screen, press Ctrl+P to enter the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension screen.
  3. Enter your admin password. The default password is admin.
  4. Ensure Intel ME Configuration is selected and press Enter.
  5. Press Y to acknowledge the statement “System resets after configuration changes”.
  6. Ensure Intel ME State Control is selected and press Enter.
  7. Ensure DISABLED is selected and press Enter.
  8. Ensure Return to Previous Menu is selected and press Enter.
  9. The system will restart.
  10. Boot the computer to the operating system of your choice.

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Enable Wired Network Connection in CentOS 7

Enable superuser mode:

$ su 

Go to the folder which contains the configuration file for your wired network interface:

# cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/

Open the configuration file for your wired network interface:

# vi ifcfg-enp0s25

Modify the parameter “ONBOOT” from no to yes in the file:

ONBOOT=yes

Save and close the file:

<Escape>, :wq

Restart the computer:

# shutdown -r now