Network is unreachable

H. Wiese 7.e.Q at
Wed Jul 21 07:01:00 PDT 2004

> I have finished reading the book, and I followed all
> the instruction from the book...everything is ok but
> when I boot I get this error:
> **************************************************************
> ...
> ...
> Bringing up the eth0 interface...
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy       [   OK   ]
> Setting up default gateway...
> SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable             [ Failed
> ]
> ***************************************************************

Did you choose the right network device drivers while configuring the
kernel? has your kernel module autoload support? Is your
/etc/modprobe.conf correct?

Try inserting the module for your eth device manually by doing:

modprobe eth0

if modprobe tells you any kind of error the modprobe.conf seems to be

Check if the kernel can find the right modprobe by looking into the file

If it's wrong, either insert the correct one into that file:

echo "where-your-modprobe-is" > /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe

or move your modprobe from its position to where .../kernel/modprobe tells

The last one was an error I recently had to deal with...


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