Cannot find eth0

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 13:31:39 PST 2005


On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 14:53:00 -0600, Randy McMurchy
<randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Jeremy Shivers wrote:
> > I finished building LFS 6 and then proceeded to reboot. Everything
> > loaded fine except my network card. I get this error when the kernel boots:
> >
> > Interface eth0 doesn't exist [WARN]
> >
> > I have followed the LFS instructions to a T. I know for sure my network
> > card is: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] with device driver:
> > 3c59x
> >
> > I used the .config from the host distribution (Fedora Core 3: which
> > loads the device fine) to build the kernel for LFS6 and I know the
> > device was compiled as a module.
> >
> > /etc/modprobe.conf looks like:
> > alias eth0 3c59x
> >
> > What am I missing? Is there some checklist I can follow to see if I
> > missed anything? Any help is appreciated.
> 
> I have always followed the very sound advice of many of the LFS
> developers and knowledgeable users who will tell you to simply
> compile your network driver into the kernel. It'll work perfectly.
> 
> Unless of course, it's important that you be able to unload this
> network driver module occasionally. I have never found a reason
> to do this, however.
> 
> --
> Randy
> --

typing in ip link will show you a list of all ethernet interfaces.

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