problems with network interface and login prompt

Allard Welter allard at
Mon Apr 26 09:38:43 PDT 2004

On Monday 26 April 2004 18:16, at wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have two problends with n LFS5.2 system needing help:
> A)
> I need some help with network interface activation on boot-up of an
> LFS5.2 system.  The /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 is
> set as (for example)
> ONBOOT=yes
> IPADDRESS=blabla
> NETWORK=bbla.bla.alb.ksks
> on booting I receive  something like toe following
> Starting kernel log daemon:
> SIOCSFADDI: No such device
> eth0 : unknown interface

This looks like there is no alias for your network card 
in /etc/modules.conf (/etc/modprobe.conf) something like
alias eth0 8139too
should do the trick

> SIOCSIFBRADDR: No such device
> SIOCSSFNETMASK: No such device
> I had symlinked modprobe and depmod  from /usr/sbin to /sbin.  Once
> booting is over the module for the network device  (in this case an
> RT8139( card) can be loaded and the network-interface activated with
> ifconfig.  The requirement however is to load it on boot.  The module
> directory name and the kernel config file in /boot had different
> names.  I then provided a symlink /lib/modules/xxx to match the name
> of the /boot/xxx config file but  this made no difference. It is
> important thot the network interfce is activated at boot so some Some
> help would be appreciated.
> b)
> the prompt obtained on boot up is -bash-2.05b.  The login is absent. 
> Although no a high priority, so help  with this would also be
> appreciated.

Check out blfs instructions regarding bashrc. In particular, it's the PS 
variable you want to set to something more sane

> Yours sincerely

Regards Allard

allard at

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