Interface eth0 does not exist

Michael L. lfs-support at
Mon Nov 2 08:35:57 PST 2009

Hi Simone,

If you try a "ip link" - do you get anything else other than:

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00

If you do, and it contains a ethX adaptor, you need to edit the 
following file:


Delete any entries which contains ethX interfaces.

Then reboot - and the system should configure you nic as eth0.

Best Regards

Simone Dalmasso wrote:
> Hi list I've finally built my LFS and it works. Just one issue, while 
> booting I get a Warn: "Interface eth0 doesn't exist" and when shutting 
> down I also get "Device eth0 doesn' exist"
> I tried to recompile the kernel doing a make clean and then activating 
> the network driver for AMD Pcnet32 (got with lspci from LiveCd)  in 
> the kernel gui.
> But nothing changes. I'm working under a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion).
> Can you help me? Thanks.
>     Simone

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