On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 12:01:37AM +0530, Jeetendra Mirchandani penned with great
i compiled the 2.6.1 kernel today.....
- could not get the network working
the o/p of inid.d/network restart
Shutting down loopback interface: ^[[60G[ ^[[0;32mOK^[[0;39m ]^M
Setting network parameters: ^[[60G[ ^[[0;32mOK^[[0;39m ]^M
Bringing up loopback interface: ^[[60G[ ^[[0;32mOK^[[0;39m ]^M
Bringing up interface eth1: 8139too device eth1 does not seem to be
present, delaying initialization.
I have received this error when the module is not properly loaded for the ethernet card.
Oddly enough, it only occurred (to the best of my recollection) when I had not assigned an
ip address to the ethernet card in question. I honestly believe that has nothing to do
with it, but rather is simply a module issue.
If you stick a line in /etc/init.d/network (as a test only) that is as follows:
/sbin/modprobe "module name"
Then your card should come up without a problem. Unless you compiled the wrong modules for
the card you're having problems with. In which case you may want to be sure that you
are indeed loadin' the correct module, and that is has in fact been compiled as a
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